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Bay Bridge Traffic Advisories

Date: 2013

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of July 14 – 20, 2013

 

All work will be performed weather permitting.  The MDTA urges motorists to drive with caution and obey all traffic-control devices and lane-control signals.  Lane closures are subject to change and closure times are dependent on traffic volumes. 

 

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

 

The westbound span may be closed Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work. 

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.

When daytime two-way traffic is in effect on the westbound span, toll lanes 1 through 5, on the left side of the toll plaza, will be directed into contra-flow traffic on the westbound span.  Motorists wishing to use an E-ZPass® Only lane to access the eastbound span should use toll lanes 6 or 9.

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for the summer months:

·         Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore.  The best times to travel the Bay Bridge on weekends include:

  •          Friday – before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •          Saturday – before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  •          Sunday – before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

Reminder:  The cash toll rate for two-axle vehicles is $6.  For toll rates, visit mdta.maryland.gov and click on Toll Rate Calculator.  Pay attention to new lane markings and rumble strips on the Bay Bridge westbound span.  Lane changes between the westbound left and center lanes are prohibited for the entire span, whether or not two-way operations are in effect.

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION

CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

 

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.           

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of July 7 - 13, 2013

All work will be performed weather permitting.  The MDTA urges motorists to drive with caution and obey all traffic-control devices and lane-control signals.  Lane closures are subject to change and closure times are dependent on traffic volumes. 

 

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

 

The westbound span may be closed Sunday from midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work. 

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for the summer months:

·        Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore.  The best times to travel the Bay Bridge on weekends include:

  •         Thursday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •         Friday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •         Saturday before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  •         Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m. 

Reminder:  The cash toll rate for two-axle vehicles is $6.  For toll rates, visit mdta.maryland.gov and click on Toll Rate Calculator.  Pay attention to new lane markings and rumble strips on the Bay Bridge westbound span.  Lane changes between the westbound left and center lanes are prohibited for the entire span, whether or not two-way operations are in effect.

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION

CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.

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Motorists Advised to Travel Off-Peak, Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for Current Traffic Conditions

Due to returning beach traffic from the July 4th holiday weekend, motorists should expect higher traffic volumes on the Bay Bridge, particularly the westbound span, on Sunday, July 7.

Weather permitting, the MDTA will implement two-way traffic operations to help alleviate delays and encourages motorists to share the road and to travel off-peak.  The best times to travel on Sunday are before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

For Statewide traffic conditions, visit md511.org.

For the most up-to-date information follow us on Twitter at TheMDTA or on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience. 

 

4th of JULY 2013

With the summer travel season underway and the July 4th holiday falling on a Thursday this year, the MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) anticipates heavy traffic volumes on the Bay Bridge Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7

Weather permitting, the MDTA will implement two-way traffic operations to help alleviate delays.   

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for this holiday weekend and throughout the summer months:

·         Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore.  The best times to travel the Bay Bridge this weekend include :

  •          Thursday, 4th of July – before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •          Friday – before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •          Saturday – before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  •          Sunday – before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

·         Don’t Wing It. Plan Ahead! 

  •         Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for 24/7 Bay Bridge traffic conditions.
  •         Visit baybridge.com to view traffic cameras and to sign up for email alerts.
  •        Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA.
  •        Ease your travel with E-ZPass.  Visit ezpassmd.com to enroll on-line and for a list of E-ZPass “On the Go” retail locations.
  •         Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.  To view traffic cameras on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.
  •         For toll rates, visit mdta.maryland.gov and click on Toll Rate Calculator.  The cash toll rate for two-axle vehicles at the Bay Bridge is $6.

·         Consider the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200 in your travel route to the Eastern Shore.

Reminder:  The Maryland House travel plaza along the JFK Highway is closed for redevelopment and is expected to reopen fall/winter 2013.  The Chesapeake House remains open for fuel and food services.

For your safety and the safety of other motorists and emergency personnel:

·         Pay attention to new lane markings and rumble strips on the Bay Bridge westbound span.  Lane changes between the westbound left and center lanes are prohibited for the entire span, whether or not two-way operations are in effect.

·         Obey posted speed limits and overhead lane-control signals.

·         Devote your full attention to driving – it is illegal to text and use hand-held cell phones while driving in Maryland.

·         Keep a safe following distance to avoid rear-end collisions.

·         Do not change lanes while traveling over bridges and through tunnels.

·         Keep your eyes on the road – do not sight-see. 

·         Make sure your vehicle is “road ready”-- one disabled vehicle can cause extensive backups.

·         If your vehicle becomes disabled, remain inside and call #77 for assistance.

·         Move-over when passing an emergency situation.  If you are unable to move over, slow down.

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of June 30 - July 6, 2013

 

All work will be performed weather permitting.  The MDTA urges motorists to drive with caution and obey all traffic-control devices and lane-control signals.  Lane closures are subject to change and closure times are dependent on traffic volumes. 

 

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

 

The westbound span may be closed Sunday from midnight to 5 a.m. and Monday and Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work. 

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for the summer months:

·        Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore.  The best times to travel the Bay Bridge on weekends include:

  •          Thursday, 4th of July before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •          Friday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •          Saturday before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  •          Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

Reminder:  Effective July 1, the new cash toll rate for two-axle vehicles will be $6.  For toll rates, visit mdta.maryland.gov and click on Toll Rate Calculator.  Pay attention to new lane markings and rumble strips on the Bay Bridge westbound span.  Lane changes between the westbound left and center lanes are prohibited for the entire span, whether or not two-way operations are in effect.

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION

CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.

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