City Wants governor to commit in writing Not to Take Homes

Rockville’s Mayor and Council are asking Gov. Larry Hogan to commit – in writing – to not take homes or breach sound wall boundaries as part of a proposed project to widen Interstates 270 and 495.

In a Sept. 28 letter to Hogan and state transportation officials, the Mayor and Council cited public statements by Hogan and state transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn that no homes will be taken.

“We thank you for these positive statements and for listening to the community’s concerns,” the Mayor and Council wrote.

“We respectfully request that Governor Hogan commit his intentions to writing and place them on the I-270 & I-495 project web site. Additionally, please confirm that the sound walls in place will not be breached.”

The letter follows efforts by the Mayor and Council and by Rockville communities to meet with state officials and to generate comments urging the state to protect neighborhoods abutting I-270.

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I-270 and I-495 Managed Lanes Study Sept. 28, 2018 letter.

A Sept. 28 letter from Rockville’s Mayor and Council to Gov. Larry Hogan and state transportation officials called on Hogan to put in writing the state’s commitment to not take homes or breach sound wall barriers.