GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Sunday is the last chance for drivers to take advantage of a free ride on a new toll road linking Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

A new section of the Intercounty Connector opened Nov. 22 and runs from Georgia Avenue to just east of Interstate-95. The first seven miles of the $2.55 billion roadway opened in February.

Sunday is the last day driving on the entire 18 miles of the roadway will be free. Tolls will be enforced beginning Monday.

The remaining one mile of the six-lane highway connecting Gaithersburg and Laurel is expected to be finished in 2014.

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

Comments (4)
  1. Henry Barnes says:

    Unimpressed, and no faster from Annapolis to Gaithersburg than the old way. On 695 the slowest traffic is in the right lane, exactly the opposite from 495. The ICC has people driving below the speed limit in all 3 lanes. Of course if you want to speed there are 2 cops waiting for you. Million dollar electronic overhead signs to tell you to “Have a nice day” ….. bunches of them. Traffic was light, give it 3 months and it will be just like any other beltway.

  2. TaxSpendDemocrat says:

    They are about to put another tax on people from Anne Arundel for storm run off.
    are you kidding me? throw these losers out
    stop taxing us you thief. cut the budget, you punish us where we buy a house? why dont we punish you for your last name.
    the bay has been a sewer for years and you have the bay foundation, and 40+years of democrat leadership to thank for it.
    another 12 million tax wont do anything!!!!!!!!!!

  3. KottaMan says:

    Another waste of taxpayer money plus the added insult that users are tolled. It is high time that PG, Montgomery, and Baltimore City stop wagging the dog.

  4. bernard Mc Kernan says:

    This was a project to enrich the big campaign contributors & contractors who built this POS to nowhere highway. Kick them all out starting with Miller & Busch.

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