SILVER SPRING, Md. — The first people to give the new section of the Intercounty Connector (MD-200) a test drive, weren’t car drivers, they were runners.
The ICC 5K Walk / Run last weekend allowed bikers, runners, and walkers to race on the still unopened section of the ICC, which will link Montgomery and Prince George’s County. All proceeds from the entry fees went to support Special Olympics. The race took place on a new section near Route 650 in Silver Spring.
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Money raised by the run will help athlete like Columbia native Mark Worley. At age 25, Worley has already won Special Olympic Medals in track, and trains for multiple events. Worley came in third overall with an impressive time of 20:21.
State officials say they hope to open the latest section of the ICC to traffic later this year. They say it will help alleviate the traffic that the Washington, D.C.-area is known for.
The new section road will run from the I-270 corridor near Rockville and Gaithersburg, to I-95 in Prince George’s County.