The Washington Post is reporting that the first section of ICC that stretches between Interstate 270 and Norbeck Road, just east of Georgia Avenue in northern Silver Spring will be open today to public.

When the tolls kick in March 7 after a two-week “free trial” period, passenger vehicles will be charged 60 cents to $1.45, depending on the time of day.

Politicians and other government officials celebrated the completion of the first section of the Intercounty Connector at a ceremony along the new toll highway on Monday morning.

The six-lane, tolled highway, talked about for half a century, will arc across about 19 miles of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Construction is underway along most of the route, but portions on the east end have been delayed. The road will also be known as MD 200.

The construction work of the portion of ICC  that connects to US 1 in Laurel is scheduled to end by the end of this year. (please see the map on the left).