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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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Upcoming Events

Joint Public Hearings

FHWA, MDOT SHA, and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will conduct six Joint Public Hearings. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will participate in one hearing on August 25 to meet the Department of the Army requirements. Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of four virtual/online Joint Public Hearings or two in-person hearings in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The public will have 3 minutes to provide their testimony and registration is required for both virtual and in-person hearings. Hearing materials can be viewed starting July 31 at the document availability locations or on the Program website.

View the informational flyer here. Also available in AmharicFrench, and Spanish.

Hearing Materials

View the hearing brochure here and hard copies are available at the document availability locations and will be provided at the in-person hearings.

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

 

 

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Virtual/Online Hearings

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 (Official USACE Hearing)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020


PROVIDE PUBLIC TESTIMONY:

  • Three sessions available for each hearing:
    • Morning (9 AM – 12 PM)
    • Afternoon (1 – 4 PM)
    • Evening (5 – 8 PM)
  • Email instructions will be sent for approved session time

WATCH THE VIRTUAL HEARING ONLINE:

  • Starting August 18, 2020, click the link above to watch the virtual public hearing
  • Closed captioning available

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS:

  • Call 855-432-1483, press * to hear options
  • Listen to the virtual hearing live
  • Leave your testimony by voicemail on hearing dates from 9 AM - 8 PM

In-Person Hearings

Two in-person hearings are planned from 12 – 9 PM:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 - Prince George’s County

Homewood Suites by Hilton
9103 Basil Court
Largo, MD 20774

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 - Montgomery County

Hilton Executive Meeting Center
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

PROVIDE PUBLIC OR ONE-ON-ONE TESTIMONY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:

  • Register by calling 833-858-5960
  • Choose public testimony to panelists or one-on-one testimony to court reporter
  • Registered participants will be placed in time slots and may listen to public testimony and limited staff will be available to answer questions
  • Registered participants will receive the same brochure that is on the Program website (available July 31)
  • Social distancing protocols will be strictly enforced, including required face coverings, hand sanitizing stations, and limited capacity in hearing room.
    Click here to view the COVID-19 and Social Distancing Protocols.
  • Call 855-432-1483 to listen live and/or leave your testimony by voicemail on hearing dates from 12 - 9 PM

Note: MDOT SHA will make the hearing transcript available on the Program website at a later date after the hearings have been concluded; hearings could be postponed if COVID-19 conditions change.

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE:

The Maryland Relay Service can assist teletype users at 711. Persons requiring assistance to participate, such as an interpreter for hearing/speech difficulties or assistance with the English language, should contact the Program toll-free number at 833-858-5960 by August 3, 2020.