Intercounty Connector, Contract C
ICC Constructors, a joint venture between Shirley, Clark, Atkinson, Facchina Construction Company and Trumbull Corporation, led the design-build effort on Contract C of Maryland’s Intercounty Connector (ICC). Located in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, the ICC links I-270 and I-95/US 1, allowing for greater east-west transportation in the region.
To minimize the impact on the surrounding environment and community during the construction process, the ICC project team reduced construction noise and dust and maintained local vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Twenty-five new bridges, with aesthetic elements to complement the surrounding area, are part of Contract C and more than two miles of sound barriers were erected along the roadway.
The first seven mile segment of the Intercounty Connector opened in late 2010/early 2011. Portions of the ICC east of Georgia Avenue in Montgomery County, including Contract C, opened in late 2011. Clark and Shirley currently are working on ICC Contract D/E. The complete, 18-mile ICC increases mobility for local residents and travelers and facilitates the movement of goods and people within economic centers in the region. It is estimated that the ICC saves travelers a collective 3,000 hours each weekday morning and reduce hours of congestion by 25 percent at overburdened intersections.