MDOT Document Reveals Ardent Opposition to I-270 / I-495 Widening

Official Tally Shows Transit and Technology Preferred to Adding Tolled, Other Lanes

(Rockville, February 12) Public comments on plans to widen I-270 and I-495 show significantly more support for keeping any changes within the highways’ existing footprint than any other viewpoint, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) own tally. The figures appear on a single page of a 130-page Alternatives Public Workshops Summary quietly published by MDOT and the Federal Highway Administration in sometime after January 30th. The document has not previously received public attention.

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