Maryland awards contract on last piece of ICC construction


The flyovers of the Intercounty Connector/MD200 at Route 29. (Mark Gail/THE WASHINGTON POST)

The work will include building the final one-mile segment on the ICC’s eastern end between Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1 in Prince George’s County, officials said. New lanes also will be built parallel to I-95 to help traffic merge between exits for the ICC and MD Route 198, officials said.

The contract was awarded to a joint venture of Shirley Contracting Co., Clark Construction Group, Facchina Construction Co. and Trumball Corp. The same joint venture built the 3.7-mile section of the ICC between U.S. Route 29 and I-95.

The 18.8-mile toll highway opened fully between Shady Grove and Laurel in November and connects the I-270 and I-95 corridors outside the Capital Beltway. The entire project will be completed within its $2.5 billion budget, highway officials said.

Katherine Shaver is a transportation and development reporter. She joined The Washington Post in 1997 and has covered crime, courts, education and local government but most prefers writing about how people get — or don’t get — around the Washington region.

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