P3 Information



Concurrent with the Environmental Study, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will be seeking proposals from the private sector to enter into a Public-Private Partnership (P3) with the state, to develop innovative approaches to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the potential improvements developed through the Environmental Study.

Why a P3?

Benefits of Managed Lanes



Learn more about the I-495 & I-270 P3 Program as well as specifics concerning Maryland's P3 laws and process by clicking below.

Traffic on Highway

P3 Timeline

  • Traffic Relief Plan Announced

    I-495 & I-270 P3 Program Initiated First Request for Information Released
  • Industry Engagement

    First Industry Forum

    First Request for
    Information Responses

    One-on-One Meetings

    Market Sounding

  • Industry Engagement

    Continued Market

    Second Request for
    Information Released &
    Responses Received

    Industry Forum/Second
    One-on-One Meetings

  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

    Issue RFQ

    Identify Reduced
    Candidate List

  • Request for Proposals (RFP)

    Issue Draft RFP

    Issue Final RFP

  • Selection & Commercial Close

    Receive Technical &
    Financial Proposals

    Commercial Close