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Posted at 4:23 PM ET, 12/ 6/2010

Cold delays ICC opening until 2011

By Katherine Shaver

Recent rains and this week's cold snap have slowed construction on the Intercounty Connector, causing the first 7.2-mile segment to open early next year instead of later this month, an ICC spokesman said Monday.

ICC officials have said they hoped the 18.8-mile highway's first segment between Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg and Georgia Avenue in northern Silver Spring would open by "late 2010 or early 2011." However, spokesman Ray Feldmann said only 94.7 percent of that first section's work was complete as of Friday. Much of the remaining work, particularly paving, requires dry weather and warmer temperatures, Feldmann said.

He said he could not pinpoint a month for the opening next year.

By Katherine Shaver  | December 6, 2010; 4:23 PM ET
Categories:  Driving, Highways, Maryland, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Transportation News  | Tags:  Inter-county connector  
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