COUNCIL CHAIR TODD M. TURNER AND COUNCIL MEMBER DANNIELLE GLAROS URGE PUBLIC INPUT ON THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE I-495 AND I-270 MANAGED LANES STUDY; SIX PUBLIC HEARINGS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER
Prince George’s County Council Chair Todd M. Turner and District 3 Council Member Dannielle Glaros, on behalf of the Council, are encouraging County residents and stakeholders to participate in public hearings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a state proposal to expand I-495 and I-270 for private toll lanes, also known as the “I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study.”
The I-495 & I-270 P3 Program, which has raised widespread concern, is an initiative by Governor Larry Hogan, intended to reduce congestion for Maryland drivers by seeking input from the private sector to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain improvements on sections of both I-495 and I-270.
Chair Turner and Council Member Glaros share a concern that feedback from County residents on the project, will be crucial.
“The Managed Lanes P3 Project will have a direct impact on Prince George’s County’s properties, businesses and parks, “said Chair Turner. “We are urging residents and stakeholders to weigh in on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement during this important opportunity to voice their thoughts and concerns.”
The Federal Highway Administration, Maryland State Highway Administration and the Maryland Department of the Environment will hold several joint public hearings, virtual and in-person. The first virtual session was held August 18th. Additional virtual sessions are scheduled August 20th, August 25th and September 3rd. There will be one (1) in-person Public Hearing on the DEIS, held in Largo, in Prince George’s County, on the DEIS, on September 1st, and another in Montgomery County. To register for in-person Public Hearing, call 833-858-5960.
Click HERE for complete information on public participation in the joint public hearings, including registration for virtual and in-person public hearings, and submission of written comments.