WASHINGTON (WMAL) – Some think it was a waste of time to build the Intercounty Connector linking Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties because nobody uses it, but it turns out, the ICC’s pretty popular.
In 2016, the ICC was the second busiest toll facility in Maryland, outpacing the Baltimore Harbor tunnel, the Bay Bridge, thNnice Bridge, and even the I-95 express toll lanes in Baltimore. The only toll facility in the state that outpaced the ICC in traffic volume was the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
“That’s really, to me, somewhat startling,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesperson Tom Calcagni.
In 2016, 30 million trips were made on the all electronic toll way, which represents a 24 percent increase over the prior year. In 2017 the number of trips on the ICC is expected to grow by another 2 million.
“It won’t reach its capacity for a number of more years,” said Calcagni.
More users means more money in toll revenue for the state. It increased from $56 million in 2015 to $59 million in 2016.
Tolls on the ICC range from $0.40 to $3.86 for E-ZPass customers depending on the length of the trip.
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