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September 29, 2009 3:00 PM, EDT

Proposed Tolls Issued For New Maryland Highway

Some trucks would pay roughly $40 during rush hour to travel Maryland’s newest highway under a proposed toll schedule being considered by the Maryland Transportation Authority.

The MDTA is considering the proposed toll rates in preparation for fall 2010 when it will open the first segment of the highway, known as the Intercounty Connector, that will connect Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

In addition to taking only E-ZPass, the toll road linking interstates 95 and 370 will also feature peak and off-peak pricing.

The MDTA board is taking public comment on the proposed toll schedule until Nov. 23 and is expected to vote on toll rates at its Dec. 17 meeting.