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SHOREBOUND THIS FOURTH OF JULY?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 28, 2018

 

SHOREBOUND THIS FOURTH OF JULY?

Holiday Travel Tips For Maryland’s Toll Facilities

BALTIMORE, MD – With the summer travel season underway and the July 4th holiday falling on a Wednesday this year, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) anticipates heavy traffic volumes on the Bay Bridge Tuesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 8

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

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for this holiday weekend:

  • Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore.  The best times to travel the Bay Bridge this week include:
      • Tuesday – before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m.
      • Wednesday, 4th of July - before 9 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
      • 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.
  • For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA.  Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for 24/7 Bay Bridge traffic conditions.  Visit baybridge.com to view traffic cameras and mdta.maryland.gov to sign up for email/text alerts.

MDTA Police patrols will be on the lookout for impaired drivers at Maryland toll facilities. 

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

  • Devote your full attention to driving – it is illegal to text and use hand-held cell phones while driving in Maryland.
  • Buckle Up!  Every Seat.  Every Time.
  • State law requires vehicles to move over when approaching an emergency vehicle or tow truck using visual signals.  If you are unable to move over, slow down.
  • Obey posted speed limits and overhead lane-control signals.
  • Avoid changing lanes while traveling over bridges and through tunnels.
  • Headlights are required at all times on the Bay Bridge.
  • Keep your eyes on the road – do not sight-see.
  • Do not tailgate - keep a safe following distance.
  • Make sure your vehicle is “road ready.”
  • If your vehicle becomes disabled, remain inside and call #77 for assistance.
  • When contacting a dispatch center, motorists should be prepared to provide:

•  The location of the emergency;

•  A call-back telephone number; and

•  Details of the incident/disabled vehicle or other circumstances.                                

The E-ZPass Maryland Customer Service Centers will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.  Visit ezpassmd.com or use the automated system at 1-888-321-6824.

The MDTA thanks motorists for partnering with us. Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

 

 

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