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Bay Bridge Traffic Advisories

Date: Oct 2017

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2017

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 eastbound span may be closed Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 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 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 Friday, 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. 26, 2017

 

"ACROSS THE BAY 10K" TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BAY BRIDGE'S EASTBOUND SPAN

Motorists Should Anticipate Heavy Traffic & Delays on Nov. 5

1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726)

WHAT: Weather permitting, the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge (US 50/301) will be closed temporarily to traffic. Two-way traffic operations will be in place on the westbound span. One lane of traffic will operate in each direction on the westbound span, with the center lane closed to traffic. NOTE: The center lane may open to traffic intermittently to help reduce westbound delays.

In addition, the following closures and detours will be in place on the Eastern Shore during the event:

  • The off-ramp from eastbound US 50 to MD 8 will be closed. A detour will be in place to direct motorists to the next exit at Thompson Creek Road. From there, motorists will travel westbound on MD 835 to the signal at MD 8.
  • The on-ramp from MD 8 to westbound US 50 will be closed. All traffic attempting to access westbound US 50 will be directed to MD 18, to the roundabout at Castle Marina Road and onto westbound US 50.
  • MD 18 between Main Street and Love Point Road will be closed. All traffic will be detoured through Stevensville on Love Point Road and Main Street.
  • In addition, residents wishing to travel west on US 50 are advised to approach the highway from either Duke Street or Castle Marina Road.

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 5, from approximately 12:01 a.m. - 2 p.m.

WHY: The "Across the Bay 10K" running event will be held on the eastbound span. For additional information on the event, visit bridgerace.com.

Motorists using the Bay Bridge on Nov. 5 will experience significant delays throughout the day. To avoid delays, motorists are urged to travel prior to 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

To view real-time traffic camera images at the Bay Bridge, visit baybridge.com. For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA. The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Oct. 22 – 28, 2017

 

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 eastbound span may be closed Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 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 closures.

The westbound span may be closed Friday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 8 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. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for preservation/maintenance work. 

Monday through Friday, 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. 18, 2017

 

REMINDER:

WORK CONTINUES ON WESTBOUND

BAY BRIDGE SUSPENSION SPAN

Increased Cable Work May Be Visible to Travelers

 

WHAT: Motorists may notice an increase in the number of workers on the westbound Bay Bridge (US 50/301) suspension cables. Crews are working on the cables and also accessing the tops of the towers via the cables. Work occurs around the clock, however, any lane closures associated with the work take place during regularly-scheduled, off-peak temporary daytime and night-time lane closures.

WHEN: The project began in summer 2016 and is expected to be complete in summer 2018.

WHY: The work is part of the MDTA's $29.6 million rehabilitation project for the westbound Bay Bridge suspension span. The project is part of the MDTA's $273 million system preservation and safety investment at the Bay Bridge over the next six years.

 

The MDTA encourages motorists to drive carefully around all work zones. Drivers should pay attention to electronic and static signs for up-to-date traffic patterns. And remember, headlights ON when crossing the bridge.

For 24/7 Bay Bridge traffic information, call 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com. To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov. For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA.

The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Oct. 15 - 21, 2017

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.

Two lanes of the westbound span may be closed Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Monday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.

The eastbound span may be closed Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 8 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 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.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon 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.

Monday through Friday, 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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