In the fall of 2018, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a plan to widen I-270 and I-495, adding four express toll lanes each. The controversial plan would spend billions of dollars on highway expansions that some experts say will ultimately make congestion, housing affordability, and quality of life worse. Now, more details are about to come out.

Starting this week, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a series of public workshops to review and discuss preliminary concepts for the plan in both Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. At the meetings, MDOT will present the study status and schedule, a summary of the purpose and need, preliminary alternatives, and screening criteria to evaluate the alternatives.

There are several public workshops, with the first one happening TODAY, Tuesday, July 17. Each workshop will begin at 6:30 pm with short presentations at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

Today, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt, MD 20770