The Maryland Transportation Authority will hold three hearings – two in person and one virtual – on the toll rate process for the new northbound extension of the I-95 express toll lanes and I-695 ramps.
According to an MDTA news release, “[T]he project combines safety and environmental enhancements, congestion relief, new community noise walls, multimodal opportunities and system preservation efforts along a 11.7-mile corridor of the East Coast’s most important interstate route in Baltimore and Harford counties.”
The toll proposal mirrors the plan for the existing express toll lanes.
The first in-person public hearing is Feb. 27 at Perry Hall High School in Nottingham. The second is March 6 at Joppatowne High School. The virtual hearing is March 2 and registration is available online at mdta.maryland.gov/I95ETLNB-Section200.
All hearings will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The toll proposal elements eligible for public comment are the per-mile toll rate ranges and the minimum and maximum trip tolls.
The toll structure for the existing express toll lanes on I-95 is not changing.
Public comment is now open through April 13. Comments can be submitted through the MDTA website or writing to MDTA I-95 ETL Northbound Extension Project Toll Comment, 2310 Broening Highway, Baltimore, MD 21224.
The I-95 northbound express toll lane extension is expected to be open to traffic to Maryland Route 152 at the Mountain Road exit in Joppa/Fallston by winter 2024-25, with the full extension to MD-24 at the Edgewood/Abingdon/Bel Air exit opening by winter 2027-28.