Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Work starts on ICC second segment

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Construction on the second segment of the Intercounty Connector will begin with design and field work occurring on the 4 miles west of U.S. 29 to east of I-95.

The section spans Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.

‘‘With this step, we continue to fuel the strong momentum behind the ICC so that we can deliver a safer, more reliable route between these two counties that will reduce traffic congestion on local roads,” said Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari in a statement, who hailed the project as ‘‘on time and on budget.”

The $2.4 billion ICC is being built in five segments. The cost to build the second segment is $513.9 million.

The field work on the second segment is the advance preparation for construction work expected to begin in the spring, State Highway Administrator Neil J. Pedersen said.

The construction is expected to last sometime until 2011 to 2012.