But the toll highway is back for one last turn in the spotlight: The Maryland State Highway Administration announced that the final phase of construction is set to be done by Monday.
This will accomplish several things. The connector will be open at its full length, stretching east an extra 1.5 miles to Route 1 near the Muirkirk MARC station in Prince George’s County. Workers also will open the partial interchange on Interstate 95 at Konterra Drive, between the ICC and Route 198.
Both elements of the project are scheduled to be open in time for Monday morning’s rush, after some weekend prep work that involves the phased opening of connecting ramps and long merge lanes. Watch for signs throughout that area, and for construction workers setting up the new traffic patterns.