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Bay Bridge Traffic Advisories

Date: 2015

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Oct. 4 – 10, 2015

 

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

 

REMINDER: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.

 

The westbound span may be closed Sunday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  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.  

Monday through Thursday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up.

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

Know Before You Go - For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us at facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov. Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 1, 2015


 

CREWS READY FOR FORECASTED RAIN/WIND & POTENTIAL HURRICANE JOAQUIN IMPACTS

For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA

 

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), the agency that finances, owns, operates and maintains the State's eight toll facilities, is prepared for the heavy rains predicted to start overnight and continue through the weekend. MDTA crews are ready for severe weather that could bring dangerous driving conditions to Maryland.

Drive only when necessary. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not hazardous road conditions. Wind gusts are unpredictable no matter how experienced of a driver you are. SLOW DOWN and keep both hands on the steering wheel. Turn on your vehicle's lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.

Anticipate standing water on roadways. Turn around, don't drown. Stay alert and use caution.

Be prepared for possible bridge wind warnings or restrictions. On all MDTA bridges, wind warnings and restrictions would be implemented as outlined below:

  • Wind Warnings (sustained wind speeds of 30-39 mph for a continuous period of 10 mins or more; or wind gusts persistently exceed 30 mph over a period of 15 mins) operators of house trailers, box trailers, motorcycles, vehicles with roof-mount racks containing cargo or any other vehicle that may be subject to high winds are advised to use caution while traveling across the bridge.
  • Limited Wind Restrictions (sustained wind speeds of 40-49 mph for a continuous period of 10 mins or more; or wind gusts persistently exceed 40 mph over a period of 15 mins) house trailers, empty box trailers or any vehicle that, in the opinion of law-enforcement personnel, may not safely cross the bridge will be prohibited from traveling the bridge. Motorists who are denied passage will be assisted with safely turning around.
  • Full Wind Restrictions (sustained wind speeds exceeding 50 mph for a continuous period of 10 mins or more; or wind gusts persistently exceed 50 mph over a period of 15 mins) only automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, commercial buses and heavy-laden tractor/trailers are permitted to cross the bridge. Tractor-box trailer combinations will not be permitted to cross any bridge if the gross weight is less than 64,000 pounds.
  • Traffic Holds/Bridge Closure (sustained wind speeds exceeding 55 mph for a continuous period of 10 mins or more; or wind gusts persistently exceed 55 mph over a period of 15 mins) In the event of a sudden increase of sustained wind speeds or wind gusts that could jeopardize life or property, the MDTA may elect to discontinue the movement of all traffic across the bridge.

In the event of inclement weather at the Bay Bridge, the MDTA will be unable to implement two-way traffic (when one lane of eastbound traffic travels on the westbound span). This may result in significant eastbound delays Friday and Saturday.

As the MDTA prepares for potentially severe weather, it has no immediate plans to close any toll facilities in anticipation of the storm. Any decision to close a toll facility would be based upon current weather and road conditions at a given facility. The MDTA will make every effort to keep all of its facilities open as long as conditions are deemed safe to do so.

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov. Know Before You Go! Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for 24/7 conditions at the Bay Bridge. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA. Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

The MDTA reminds motorists to avoid traveling if possible.

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2015

 

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

REMINDER: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.

The westbound span may be closed Sunday from midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections. Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

The eastbound span may be closed Saturday from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span during the full eastbound span closure.

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.

Monday through Thursday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up.

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

Know Before You Go - For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us at facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov. Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

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

Due to Sunfest in Ocean City, Md., motorists should expect higher than normal traffic volumes Thursday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 27. The MDTA will monitor traffic conditions throughout the weekend and, weather permitting, implement two-way operations (when one lane of eastbound traffic travels on the westbound span) on the westbound span to help alleviate potential eastbound delays. For motorists' safety, two-way will NOT be implemented in inclement weather.

The MDTA encourages motorists to travel off-peak. The best times to travel this weekend are:

  • Thursday before noon 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.

Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt! For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us at facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov. Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Sept. 20 - 26, 2015

 

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

REMINDER: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.

The westbound span may be closed Sunday from midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections. 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 Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.

Monday through Wednesday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up.

Note: Due to Sunfest in Ocean City, Md., motorists should expect higher than normal traffic volumes Thursday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 27. The MDTA encourages motorists to travel off-peak. The best times to travel this weekend are:

  • 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.

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

Know Before You Go - For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us at facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov. Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

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