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I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study

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Past Public Outreach

Public Hearings - 2020

FHWA, MDOT SHA, and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) conducted six Joint Public Hearings for the public to provide oral testimony on the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation and Joint Permit Application (JPA). Virtual public hearings were held on August 18, 20, 25 and September 3, 2020. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) participated in the August 25 virtual public hearing to meet the Department of the Army requirements. Two in-person public hearings were held in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties on September 1 and 10, 2020, respectively.

MDOT SHA and FHWA concluded the extended public comment period for the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study DEIS which was open for over 120 days from July 10, 2020 to November 9, 2020.

Related extended public comment periods for the JPA for the Alteration of Any Floodplain, Waterway, Tidal or Nontidal Wetland in Maryland by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have also concluded.

Comments were accepted during the extended comment period through multiple methods including oral testimony, online comment form, email, and letter. MDOT SHA and FHWA will review and consider all comments received, perform additional analyses, as needed, and respond to substantive comments in the Study’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).

Stay up to date on the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study by checking the program website and feel free to reach out to the Managed Lanes Study team by methods found here.

Hearing Materials

View the hearing brochure here and hard copies are available at the document availability locations.

An online presentation that includes the informational display boards and a narrated overview of each board is available here.

Dates and Locations

Virtual Joint Public Hearings

Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis and MDOT SHA’s commitment to protecting the public and agency members, the public was encouraged to provide public testimony through virtual public hearings. Four virtual public hearings were held from 9 AM – 8 PM:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 (Official USACE Hearing)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

In-Person Joint Public Hearings

Two in-person public hearings were held from 12 – 9 PM:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020Prince George’s County
Homewood Suites by Hilton
9103 Basil Court
Largo, MD 20774

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020Montgomery County
Hilton Executive Meeting Center
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852


Joint Public Hearing Transcripts

Transcripts of the public testimony provided at the Joint Public Hearings can be viewed below. Testimony was provided via real-time phone call at the virtual public hearings and directly to the panelists or court reporter during the in-person public hearings. Testimony was also received by voicemail during the virtual and in-person hearings. Transcriptions were prepared by a court reporter service and by MDOT SHA.

Learn more about in-person locations to review hard copies of the Joint Public Hearing transcripts.

Testimony Received at Virtual Joint Public Hearings

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 (Official USACE Hearing)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

Testimony Received at In-Person Joint Public Hearings

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

Testimony Received through Voicemail

VOICEMAIL TESTIMONY (Virtual and in-person public hearings UPDATED 10/23/2020)

 

Recorded Joint Public Hearings

Video and audio recordings of the virtual and in-person public hearings can be viewed below.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Virtual Public Hearing

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Evening Session

Thursday, August 20, 2020 Virtual Public Hearing

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Evening Session

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Virtual Public Hearing

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Evening Session

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 In-Person Public Hearing

Thursday, September 3, 2020 Virtual Public Hearing

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Evening Session

Thursday, September 10, 2020 In-Person Public Hearing


Public Workshops - Spring 2019

MDOT SHA conducted a series of Public Workshops in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in April and May 2019 to present the preliminary traffic, environmental, and financial analyses for the Screened Alternatives along with the recommendations for the Alternatives to be Retained for Detailed Study (ARDS) in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

The Public Workshops provided an opportunity for the public to view, ask questions, and comment on the Managed Lanes Study information. We will continue to accept comments on the recommended Alternatives Retained for Detailed Study (ARDS). Comments for the ARDS were accepted through June 14, 2019. Comments are welcome through the online comment form, online general comment form, email, and hard copy mail.

We encourage the public to Stay Connected and Provide Feedback throughout the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study.

Informational Boards, Interactive Online Map and Video of Presentation

If you were not able to make it to one of the eight public workshops in April and May, view and listen to a narration of the informational boards that were presented at the Spring 2019 Public Workshops. You can also view the interactive online map that shows environmental features, community resources, details of the preliminary roadway layout, and preliminary limits of disturbance. A video of the presentation that was presented at the Spring Public Workshops is also available to understand where we are today.

Spring 2019 Public Workshop Informational Boards

Spring 2019 Public Workshop Interactive Online Map

Spring 2019 Public Workshop Video of Presentation

Spring 2019 Public Workshop Online Comment Form

Spring 2019 Public Workshop Meeting Materials

English Handout
Folleto (Spanish Handout)
Boards
Presentation

Dates and Locations

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785


Saturday, April 13, 2019
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
6311 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817


Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
7601 Hanover Pkwy, Greenbelt, MD 20770


Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Eastern Middle School
300 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901


Thursday, April 25, 2019
Thomas Wootton High School
2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20850


Saturday, April 27, 2019
Suitland Community Center
5600 Regency Ln, Suitland-Silver Hill, MD 20746


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Oxon Hill High School
6701 Leyte Drive, Oxon Hill, MD 20745


Thursday, May 16, 2019
Seneca Valley High School
19401 Crystal Rock Drive, Germantown, MD 20874


 

Public Workshops - July 2018

The MDOT SHA conducted a series of Public Workshops in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties for the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study in July 2018 to present the study status and schedule, Purpose and Need summary, Preliminary Range of Alternatives, and the Screening Criteria that is being used to narrow the preliminary range of alternatives. The intent of the workshops was to also gather comments and information that would help inform the alternatives development process including determining the Alternatives Retained for Detailed Study (ARDS) and environmental, traffic, and property analysis.

The Public Workshops provided an opportunity for the public to view, ask questions, and comment on the study information. During the workshop comment period (July 17, 2018 – August 27, 2018), MDOT SHA received a total of 2,282 comments through the workshop comment form, online meeting comment form, online general comment form, emailed comments, mailed comments and the toll-free line.

The comments received were reviewed in detail and helped shape a set of recommended Screened Alternatives that were presented to the public.

DOWNLOAD ALTERNATIVES PUBLIC WORKSHOPS SUMMARY

JULY 2018 ONLINE PUBLIC WORKSHOP

July 2018 Public Workshop Meeting Materials

Meeting Handout - Greenbelt
Meeting Handout - Clarksburg
Meeting Handout - Capitol Heights
Meeting Handout - Bethesda
Public Workshop Display Boards
I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study: Alternatives Slide Presentation
I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study Newsletter

Materiales de la reunión

Boletín del Estudio de los Carriles Administrados de I-495 y I-270
Tablones Informativos de las Alternativas Presentadas en los Talleres Públicos

会议材料

备选方案公开研讨会公告牌

Dates and Locations

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
7601 Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt, MD 20770


Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Clarksburg High School
22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg 20871


Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Central High School
200 Cabin Branch Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20743


Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
6311 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817


 

Scoping Open Houses - April 2018

Interested individuals, organizations, and public agencies provided input on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), including the purpose and need, potential alternatives to be studied, sensitive or important environmental resources to be considered, and the evaluation methods at the Scoping Open Houses in April 2018.

APRIL 2018 ONLINE MEETING

WATCH THE VIDEO

Meeting Materials

Open House Display Boards
I-495 and I-270 Fact Sheet
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968

Dates and Locations

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School
12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro 20772


Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Clarksburg High School
22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg 20871


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
4301 East West Highway, Bethesda 20814


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
7601 Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt 20770


 

Stakeholder Events

MDOT SHA remains committed to engaging, educating, and informing the public and stakeholders about the P3 Program, I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study, and I-270 Pre-NEPA activities. If your community or group would like a presentation, click “Request Your Own Event” below.

Request Your Own Event

2019 Stakeholder Events

MLS Fact Sheet

Hoja de datos de MLS

2019 Stakeholder Events

2019 CAMs Map

2018 Stakeholder Events

2018 CAMs Map