Maryland Will Start Rate-Setting For I-95 Express Lanes In Early 2023

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) board announced that it will hold public hearings early next year on the toll rate range setting process for the I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL) Northbound Extension. The $1.1 billion 12-mile extension, which was started in 2019, is expected to open as far as Maryland 152 by the end of 2024, and fully open by the end of 2027. MDTA launched the extension project based on the popularity of the existing eight miles of I-95 express lanes, which this year will have had 8.8 million users, or 3.9 million more users than projected prior to opening. Motorists in both the corridor’s express lanes and general purpose lanes have experienced faster and more reliable trips, according to MDTA.