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Open Houses on the Future of the American Legion Bridge and Interstate 495/270 Corridor

The Maryland Department of Transportation will host a series of open houses, including one in Rockville, to engage the public about improvements to the Interstate 495/270 corridor from the American Legion Bridge to Frederick.

The open houses will solicit input about improvements for the entire corridor. Topics include transit and ridesharing, transit-oriented development, a phased approach to managed lanes, a study of I-270 north of the Intercounty Connector (MD 200) to Frederick, and the potential of implementing managed lanes as a publicly funded and delivered project. The open houses will be held:

Monday, Nov. 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg.

Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Frederick High School, 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-noon, Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville.

Overhead green highway signs over interchange of Interstate 270 at Falls Road in Rockville, Maryland, with arrows and wording directing traffic to I-270 south to Washington and I-270 North to Frederick.
Interstate 270 interchange at Falls Road in Rockville.

Meeting materials will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 6 at

All open houses will have the same format and content. There will not be any formal presentation and there is no need to register to attend or provide comments. The open houses offer an informal way to directly engage with the program team on potential multimodal transportation solutions for the corridor. Staff from the City of Rockville’s Department of Public Works will attend the Dec. 2 open house.

MDOT offers options for those requiring assistance to participate in the open houses.

Learn more at

MDOT will host additional meetings to cover specific phases of the improvements program, such as the I-270 portion through Rockville, beginning in the winter.

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