Report: Study Shows ICC Speed Limit Can Safely Increase To 60 MPH

Highway officials will analyze crash data on the Intercounty Connector before increasing the speed limit, The Baltimore Sun reported.

Those clamoring for an increase in the Intercounter Connector's 55 mph speed limit may have some positive news on the horizon.

An engineering study of the ICC has concluded that the speed of the highway can safely be raised to 60 mph, pending an analysis of crash data, The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday.

The accident review of the toll road is expected to be completed by the end of February, at which point the Maryland Transportation Authority will make a decision on the speed limit, according to the report.

The highway — designed for speeds up to 60 mph — has yet to see a fatality and MdTA Police have recorded just 20 single-vehicle accidents, according to the report.

Earlier in December, Montgomery County Council Member Phil Andrews said the toll road was underused and overpriced.

Read the full story on The Baltimore Sun.

Homewood resident December 23, 2012 at 01:11 AM
The road is very empty every time I drive it.
Michael Josef Basl December 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Eric S. December 24, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Make it 65, drop the price tag in half, and call it a holiday gift. Even better, go back in time and build it to pop out somewhere useful on the 95 side (maybe between 32 and 216?). It's way too far south on that end now.
G December 26, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Crazy this road sits empty due to the price and they station troopers on both sides to catch speeders another reason to go the back way. A great assest to all that goes unused.
G December 26, 2012 at 08:13 PM
This road goes unused to due the high cost of the toll. They also waste money by having troopers stationed on it to catch speeders. The road could easily handle 70mph. The reason all the accidents are one car accidents is that nobody is using it.


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