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The Intercounty Connector, a highway connecting Prince George's and Montgomery counties, will open its first stretch Feb. 23. By Maryland Newsline's Maite Fernandez and Madhu Rajaraman, with Collin BerglundPublished Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

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  • 1. 
    The stretch of the Intercounty Connector opening Wednesday is how many miles long?
    • A. 

      A. 4.5 miles

    • B. 

      B. 7.2 miles

    • C. 

      C. 12.6 miles

    • D. 

      D. 20.5 miles

  • 2. 
    The first ICC segment connects which roads?
    • A. 

      A. I-270 in Gaithersburg and MD-97 (Georgia Avenue) in Silver Spring

    • B. 

      B. MD-410 in Takoma Park and MD-193 in Adelphi

    • C. 

      C. I-495 in Washington and MD-97 in Silver Spring

    • D. 

      D. MD-295 in Greenbelt and I-270 in Rockville

  • 3. 
    The completed ICC will stretch for how many miles?
    • A. 

      A. 50 miles

    • B. 

      B. 20 miles

    • C. 

      C. 18 miles

    • D. 

      D. 10 miles

  • 4. 
    How will ICC tolls be charged?
    • A. 

      A. A traditional cash tollbooth

    • B. 

      B. Both cash tollbooths and E-ZPass

    • C. 

      C. All-electronic tolling structures using E-ZPass technology

    • D. 

      D. There are no tolls on the ICC.

  • 5. 
    When will tolls take effect for the first stretch of the ICC connector?
    • A. 

      A. Feb. 28

    • B. 

      B. March 7

    • C. 

      C. April 12

    • D. 

      D. May 1

  • 6. 
    What will the toll rates be for drivers on the ICC?
    • A. 

      A. $1.45 during peak hours, $1.15 during off-peak hours and $0.60 overnight

    • B. 

      B. $2 during peak hours, $1.50 during off-peak hours and $0.80 overnight

    • C. 

      C. $3 during peak hours, $1.75 during off-peak hours and $1 overnight

    • D. 

      D. $4 during peak hours, $2 during off-peak hours and $1.50 overnight

  • 7. 
    How much is the ICC projected to cost?
    • A. 

      A. $650 million

    • B. 

      B. $820 million

    • C. 

      C. $2.6 billion

    • D. 

      D. $4 billion

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      A. The project will increase air pollution and disrupt wildlife.

    • B. 

      B. The ICC benefits are not clear.

    • C. 

      C. The project will increase noise in surrounding residential neighborhoods.

    • D. 

      D. All of the above.