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First Electronic Toll Road In Maryland

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By Greg Peppers

Once its completed, Maryland's Inter-County Connector will be the state's first all electronic variably priced toll road.

The first 5.5 miles of Maryland's ICC is scheduled to open in the next two to five months. But, motorists who ride it won't be able to pay with cash at a toll booth, instead they'll have to use an EZPass transponder.

The toll for cars on the ICC will be $1.45 during peak hours and it'll cost $1.15 during off peak hours for the segment that runs from I-370 at Shady Grove Road to Georgia Avenue in Rockville. Motorists who get on the ICC without an EZPass will get a bill in the mail along with a $3.00 service charge.

To make sure motorists are ready, the state has opened two new EZPass centers. The centers are located at the Motor Vehicle Administration buildings in Beltsville and Gaithersburg. EZPasses can also be purchased online. When the ICC is finished, it will run nearly 18 miles from Shady Grove to the I-95/Route 1 corridor in Laurel.

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