Full speed ahead on ICC opening
With Monday night's snowstorm behind us and a bright sun drying out the pavement, the state plans to go forward as planned with the opening of the first section of the Intercounty Connector early Wednesday morning.
Dave Buck, a spokesman for the State Highway Administration, said the leg of the ICC between Georgia Avenue and Interstate 370 will open by 6 a.m. He said engineers will not wait for a specified time but will open the lanes to traffic as soon as they can in the morning -- probably between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. Earlier plans to open the road Tuesday morning were postponed because of the snow.
Buck said the SHA wants to prevent the backups onto Norbeck Road and Georgia Avenue that would be likely if motorists were held in line until a set time.