Project Map & Goals

A historic effort to reduce congestion for millions of Marylanders

New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan
PROJECT GOALS

Our approach will deliver an improved drive.

Our approach will ensure that the project benefits every person that interacts with the corridor and leaves a congestion relief legacy that goes well beyond the addition of new lanes.

Accelerate Maryland Partners is committed to:
  • Transit improvements in Montgomery County and Frederick County
  • A community grant program
  • Vision Zero investments
  • No interest loan program for local fleet conversions
  • Water quality enhancements
  • Partnerships with small, disadvantaged, women and veteran-owned businesses
  • Union and local contractor involvement, including a Project Labor Agreement
  • Engagement with local community organizations and education institutions

Above & Beyond Commitments

  • New American Legion Bridge + bike and pedestrian connection across the bridge, connecting trails in Maryland and Virginia
  • Buses and vehicles with three or more people would be able to use the lanes free of charge, providing opportunities for faster, more-reliable bus transit service
  • Existing general-purpose lanes throughout the corridor will be retained and will remain free for use by all motorists
  • $5 million during construction for bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements supporting Vision Zero in Montgomery County
  • $300 million to provide transit services along the corridor over the life of the 50-year agreement *
  • $25 million Innovation Alliance that will identify, pilot and implement new and emerging technologies in partnership with Maryland *
  • Doubling the water quality protection enhancements for the Project, specifically providing water quality mitigation for an estimated additional 160 acres of impervious surface
  • Local community partnerships with small, disadvantaged, women and veteran-owned businesses, union and local contractor involvement and engagement with local community organizations and educational institutions
* Over the life of the 50-year agreement.
P3 Program Map
PROJECT MAP
New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan includes improvements for over 70 miles of heavily traveled highway.

Phase 1 includes improvements on I-495 from the vicinity of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia, across and including the American Legion Bridge to the I-270 west spur, and the I-270 west spur from I-495 to I-70.

I-495 from the vicinity of the George Washington Memorial Parkway to the I-270 west spur, and the I-270 west spur to I-370, will be delivered first.

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