The Washington Times - November 21, 2011, 01:41PM

Maryland officials will open a new stretch of road on the Innercounty Connector on Tuesday, extending the $2.6-billion toll highway an additional 10.4 miles and into Prince George’s County.

The highway, which opened in February and originally spanned 7 miles from Interstate 370 in Gaithersburg to Maryland Route 97 Olney, will now stretch all the way to Interstate 95 in Laurel.

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Motorists will be able to drive the entire road free of charge until Dec. 4. The ICC, officially named Maryland Route 200, usually requires drivers to have E-ZPass and costs most drivers as much as 25 cents a mile to travel during peak hours.

The ICC was originally planned to span nearly 19 miles. A final, less-than-two-mile section will stretch to Route 1 in Laurel, but is still in the bidding process.