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Citizen Resources for Commenting

on the I-495/I-270 Draft Environmental Impact Statement


The resources below are intended to help interested citizens meet the November 9 deadline for sending the Maryland Dept. of Transportation your comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for its $11 billion plan to widen I-270/I-495 for privatized toll lanes. Many were developed with the help of the University of Maryland environmental law clinic, Maryland Sierra Club, and others.


  • DEIS Overview (National Parks Conservation Association) Click here

  • DEIS comment writing tips and keywords Click here

  • Key regional Issues Click here

  • MDOT hearing transcripts.

  • NEW Technical Analysis of I-495/I-270 DEIS (Smart Mobility, Inc.)

  • Archived comments from Maryland legislators, Montgomery County, the Maryland General Assembly, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Union of Concerns Scientists, Maryland Sierra Club, CABE, and others.Click here

Supplemental Resources

Access the 19,000+ page DEIS Click here

Send your comment by November 9 to:  

    Say Yes to the No-Build Option.

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