Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Ease I-270 Congestion (VIDEO)

Commuters tired of the back-ups and bottlenecks on I-270 could finally get some relief — but it will still take months if not years. On Monday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the state will spend nearly $566.7 million to improve highways and roads in the state.

Governor Hogan made several stops in Montgomery County to talk about projects critical to the region’s economic progress, including funding for the Purple Line and for the shuttle buses needed during Metro’s SafeTrack work on the Red Line.

At a news conference in Potomac, Hogan called for the smartest minds in transportation to help the state decide how to spend nearly $230 million dollars to improve travel along the I-270 corridor and local roads.

Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below:

State officials will begin discussing transportation concepts next month. Final proposals for the improvement projects will be selected in February of 2017.

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Phyllis Armstrong is a multimedia journalist with more than 30 years of experience in writing, reporting and broadcasting. She covered a wide range of news interests and issues as a general assignment reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. from 1984 to 2009. Phyllis has continued to produce feature stories about local restaurants, culinary professionals and minority achievers for several online publications. Cooking, reading and Tai Chi are among are favorite things to do.


One Response to “Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Ease I-270 Congestion (VIDEO)”

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    On July 19, 2016 at 7:44 am responded with... #

    I understand he also discussed final approval for full funding of purple line and other projects

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