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Hogan Drops Bombshell Plan to Widen I-270, I-495, and MD-295

Governor Larry Hogan shocked many local Montgomery County government and civic leaders with a massive bombshell about his administration’s plan to widen three major commuter highways in the State of Maryland.

Standing on a hill overlooking I-270 in Gaithersburg near the Park & Ride lot off Quince Orchard Road, Hogan unveiled plans to widen the entire length of I-270, all of the Maryland portion of the I-495 from bridge-to-bridge, and have the State of Maryland take control of and widen the Baltimore-Washington Parkway from Baltimore to DC.

“These three massive, unprecedented projects to widen 495, 270 and 295 will be absolutely transformative and will help Maryland’s citizens go about their daily lives in more efficient and safer manner.”

“We are here to announce the important and most significant transportation improvements in the history of our state,” said Hogan. “In fact, we are announcing three projects — each of which individually would be a transformative game-changer — added all together these project will substantially and dramatically improve our state highways system and traffic throughout the region. They will also benefit the daily lives of millions of Marylanders.”