Tolls take effect Monday on the ICC
The free ride on the Intercounty Connector is about to end.
Starting Monday at 12:01 a..m., the Maryland Transportation Authority will begin collecting tolls on the section of the ICC that opened two weeks ago. Since the opening of the stretch between Georgia Avenue and Interstate 370, the state has waived tolls as part of a "test drive" period.
The authority said more than 273,000 trips have been taken on that segment since it opened Feb. 23.
The toll for that section will be $1.45 during peak weekday periods periods, 60 cents overnight and $1.10 at all times in between. Since there are no tollbooths on the ICC, he charges will be collected using E-ZPass or by taking a picture of the driver's license plate and mailing a bill.
Drivers without E-ZPasses wiill have until April 6 before they begin receiving a bill for a $3 service fee along with that toll. For those who don't have E-ZPasses, the state is keeping its E-ZPass outlets at the Gaithersburg and Beltsville Motor Vehicle Administration offices open from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through April 2. Drivers can also obtain them through the E-ZPass web site.