First Part Of Intercounty Connector Opening Feb. 22

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The first segment of a highway that will connect Montgomery and Prince George’s counties is set to open in two weeks.

Harold Bartlett, deputy secretary for the Maryland Department of Transportation, says the first 7.2-mile portion of the Intercounty Connector will open at 6 a.m. on Feb. 22. It will connect Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg and Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.

ICC officials had hoped to open the $2.6 billion toll road in December, but rain and cold weather delayed the completion dates.

The middle and eastern sections of the nearly 19-mile highway are expected to open late this year or early next year. The six-lane highway will be known as Route 200.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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