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Wind Warnings and 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.

* When a wind warning, restriction or closure is implemented at the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40), no bicycles are permitted.

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Capital Committee Meeting - March 7, 2024

9 AM

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This public meeting is livestreamed and archived on the Capital Committee Meeting Homepage. The Capital Committee Meeting homepage also provides access to the virtual meeting, schedule, agenda, materials and minutes.

Mar 14

Finance Committee Meeting - March 14, 2024

9 AM

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This public meeting is livestreamed and archived on the Finance Committee Meeting Homepage. The Finance Committee Meeting homepage also provides access to the virtual meeting, schedule, agenda, materials and minutes.

Mar 21

Doing Business with MDTA - FREE Development Workshop

9 AM

MDOT Headquarters
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076
Harry Hughes Conference Room

Free Workshop - Doing Business with the MDTA - March 21, 2024 - Registration begins February 1. Doing Business With The Maryland Transportation Authority

Free Development Workshop
Division of Civil Rights & Fair Practices (CRFP)

Event Date:

Thursday, March 21, 2024
9am to 1pm

Registration on Eventbrite Opens February 1st

Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/2fkbnjh8

Event Location:

MDOT Headquarters
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076
Harry Hughes Conference Room

  • Network with Primes, MDTA Procurement Officers and MDTA CRFP Compliance Officers.
  • Learn about resources to assist in growing and strengthening your business.
  • Understand the MBE/VSBE/DBE Programs and your role as a prime or subcontractor.
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