Maryland Gov. Hogan announces $461 million initiative aimed at improving Baltimore traffic flow

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced a $461 million initiative designed to alleviate traffic congestion on the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) and I-95.

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The Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transportation Authority are working together to design three projects that would improve Baltimore traffic flow during peak hours.

The Innovative Congestion Relief project will see $151 million used to redesign the inner and outer loops of I-695 from I-70 to MD 43. The project covers 19 miles.

The triple bridges project will use $100 million to design and construct a new configuration for the I-695 and I-70 interchange.

The Express Toll Lanes project will use $210 million to extend northbound toll lanes 7.75 miles.

“The important traffic relief initiatives we are announcing today will benefit the daily lives of millions of drivers throughout the Baltimore region,” Hogan said. “These exciting new projects are the latest addition to our administration’s ongoing and continued efforts to transform transportation infrastructure in and around Baltimore. With the new investments being announced today, our administration has invested a total of $7 billion for new transportation projects in the Baltimore region.”

The finance is part of the state’s commitment to invest in Baltimore transportation project.