Maryland Eyes Innovative Fix for I-270 Congestion

According to Shanteé Felix, assistant media relations manager, Office of Communications, MDOT SHA, the ICM work is made up of 14 roadway improvements — including extending merge lanes and adding local and continuous flow lanes — that will eliminate bottlenecks.

“Some of the technology being used includes ramp metering, a proven concept that uses ramp meters to manage merging traffic from ramps to the mainline; and an automated traffic flow management system that combines real-time communication to drivers, traffic monitoring with cameras and sensors and intelligent signal systems,” Felix said.

She noted that the I-270 project proposes a two-pronged approach of roadway improvements and innovative technologies and techniques to maximize vehicular throughput, minimize vehicle travel times, and create a more predictable commuter trip along I-270 between I-70 and I-495.