The Midcounty Highway (M-83) was first included in Montgomery County’s Master Plan of Highways in the 1960s and is planned to extend from Ridge Road (MD 27) in Clarksburg to Redland Road in Derwood as an 8.7-mile, controlled access, four to six-lane major highway. Over the years, a three mile segment of Midcounty Highway was constructed, between Shady Grove Road and Montgomery Village Avenue. On November 21, 2013, following publication of MCDOT’s May 2013 Draft Environmental Effects Report, the Planning Board received a briefing by MNCPPC staff and Department of Transportation staff and heard public testimony. As a result of the November 21, 2013 briefing and testimony, the Planning Board issued a letter to MCDOT supporting Alternative 9A, the Master Plan Alignment. Additional information on this project is available on the MCDOT project website.