Intercounty Connector, Contract C
One of Maryland's largest design-build projects
Montgomery & Prince George's Counties, Maryland
Maryland State Highway Administration
Roadways & Bridges
ICC Constructors, a joint venture between Atkinson, Shirley Contracting, Clark Construction Group, Facchina Construction Company and Trumbull Corporation, led the design-build effort on Contract C of Maryland’s Intercounty Connector (ICC). Located in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. ICC links I-270 and I-95/US 1, allowing for greater east-west transportation in the region.
To minimize the impact on the surrounding environment and community during the construction process, the ICC project team reduced construction noise and dust and maintained local vehicular and pedestrian traffic. ICC Constructors designed and built the new 3.8 mile six-lane variable rate toll road from west of US 29 to east of I-95, two miles of collector-distributor roadway, a three level interchange with US 29, a new interchange with Briggs Chaney Road, and a three level interchange with I-95.Twenty-five new bridges, with aesthetic elements to complement the surrounding area, are part of Contract C and more than two miles of sound barriers were erected along the roadway.
The first seven mile segment of the Intercounty Connector opened in late 2010/early 2011. Portions of the ICC east of Georgia Avenue in Montgomery County, including Contract C, opened in late 2011. Clark and Shirley currently are working on ICC Contract D/E. The complete, 18-mile ICC increases mobility for local residents and travelers and facilitates the movement of goods and people within economic centers in the region. It is estimated that the ICC saves travelers a collective 3,000 hours each weekday morning and reduces hours of congestion by 25 percent at overburdened intersections.
I believe that this project stands out as a safety success story. It can be counted as a success that each worker went home every day to their family and friends. Each of you, your management and your employees contributed to the on-time project completion with an outstanding safety record.
Mark A. Coblentz, Acting Project Director, Intercounty Connector Project