At tonight’s Council meeting, the Council will consider supporting HB 258 which requires Prince George’s County Council approval prior to the construction of a State toll road or facility in the County.

This bill would prohibit State agencies from constructing a toll road, toll highway, or toll bridge in Prince George’s County unless authorized by the County Council.

New toll roads, such as the one being proposed in the Beltway expansion project, can have huge long-term impacts on the quality of life, economy, and environment of the affected jurisdictions.

The county directly affected should have a direct voice in the approval of these types of projects.