ICC traf­fic growth rate tops other toll­ways’

The Washington Post Sunday - - METRO - — Kather­ine Shaver

Traf­fic on the four-year-old In­ter­county Con­nec­tor jumped 18 per­cent in the past fis­cal year, putting its growth rate at more than dou­ble that of the state’s other toll­ways, ac­cord­ing to a new financial re­port.

Mo­torists took 24.1 mil­lion trips on the ICC in the fis­cal year ended June 30, up 3.6 mil­lion trips from the pre­vi­ous fis­cal year, ac­cord­ing to the Mary­land Trans­porta­tion Author­ity’s yearend financial state­ment. The sixlane high­way con­nects the In­ter­state 270 cor­ri­dor in Mont­gomery County with the In­ter­state 95 cor­ri­dor in Prince Ge­orge’s County, out­side the Cap­i­tal Belt­way.

The traf­fic growth rate on the ICC in the pre­vi­ous fis­cal year was 19 per­cent.

Traf­fic on all Mary­land toll bridges, tun­nels and roads grew by 8 per­cent in fis­cal 2015.

The ICC brought in $56 mil­lion of toll rev­enue, up nearly $8 mil­lion from the pre­vi­ous fis­cal year.

The $2.5 bil­lion project also hit a mile­stone in fis­cal 2015: For the first time, its toll col­lec­tions met — and ex­ceeded — the amount ini­tially fore­cast for the road in 2004, just be­fore state law­mak­ers agreed to bor­row heav­ily to pay for its con­struc­tion.

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