ICC traffic growth rate tops other tollways’
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.