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Bay Bridge Traffic Advisories

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of May 26 - 30, 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 eastbound span may be closed Tuesday and Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Wednesday from 9 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 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 Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.

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

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.

Note: Please be aware of the new lane striping on eastbound US 50 after the Bay Bridge toll plaza. The new line striping guides drivers from the individual lanes in the toll plaza to the eastbound lanes across the bridge.

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:

May 19, 2015


 

SUMMER 2015 TRAVEL SEASON

KICKS OFF WITH MEMORIAL DAY

More Than 1.8 Million Motorists Anticipated To

Travel Maryland's Toll Facilities


 

BALTIMORE, MD - As the unofficial start to summer approaches, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) reminds the more than 1.8 million motorists anticipated to travel MDTA roadways this holiday - plan ahead; travel off-peak; and Drive Smart. Arrive Safe. This total represents a 4% increase in traffic counts compared to last year.

MDTA officials anticipate the following number of vehicles to travel its toll facilities between Friday, May 22, and Monday, May 25:

  • Bay Bridge (US 50/301) - more than 360,500.
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) - more than 466,000.
  • Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95, I-395) - more than 479,500.

An additional 572,500 vehicles are projected to travel the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695), the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895), the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) and the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301) combined. All totals represent traffic in both directions.

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 - 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.
  • Memorial Day Monday - 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 at the Bay Bridge 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.

· I-95 Now Has a Shortcut - I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL) now open between White Marsh and I-895 in Baltimore.

Keeping traffic moving as safely and efficiently as possible is the MDTA's priority. The MDTA Police will remain vigilant and target aggressive and impaired drivers, seatbelt violators and criminal activity. Officers will step up seatbelt enforcement during the Click It or Ticket Campaign from May 18 through May 31. The MDTA Police and Vehicle Recovery Units will have additional patrols on duty to respond quickly to incidents and disabled vehicles. In addition, the MDTA will lift construction-related temporary lane closures at its facilities from 5 a.m. Friday, May 22, to 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.

I-95 South of Fort McHenry Tunnel: A major rehabilitation project is underway on I-95 in Baltimore City. Expect reduced lane widths, lane shifts and split traffic lanes along I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Caton Avenue (Exit 50). Current traffic patterns and project details are available at i95bmore.com or use #i95bmore on Twitter. Motorists should consider the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) or the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895) if their destinations are north or south of Baltimore.

Please be aware of the new lane striping on eastbound US 50 after the Bay Bridge toll plaza. The new line striping will guide drivers from the individual lanes in the toll plaza to the eastbound lanes across the bridge.

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

  • Headlights are required at all times on the Bay Bridge.
  • Obey posted speed limits and overhead lane-use control signals.
  • Devote your full attention to driving - it is illegal to text or use hand-held cell phones while driving in Maryland.
  • State law requires that every passenger in a moving vehicle be secured with a seat belt or child safety restraint.
  • Do not tailgate - keep a safe following distance.
  • 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."
  • If your vehicle becomes disabled, remain inside and call #77 for assistance.
  • 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.

In accordance with the State's budget-reduction plan, MDTA offices will be closed on Friday, May 22, including the

E-ZPass Maryland Stop-in Centers and Customer Service Center. Visit ezpassmd.com or use the automated system at 1-888-321-6824 to sign up for E-ZPass, update account information or make payments via credit card. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 26.

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

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience. Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 15, 2015

Contact: John Sales
410-537-1017

NEW LINE STRIPING ON EASTBOUND US 50
AFTER BAY BRIDGE TOLL PLAZA

WHAT: The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will add line striping to a portion of eastbound US 50 between the toll plaza and the Bay Bridge. The new line striping will guide drivers from the individual lanes in the toll plaza to the eastbound lanes across the bridge.

WHEN: Weather permitting, the new line striping will be installed Monday, May 18, and Tuesday, May 19, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: The new line striping is part of the MDTAs commitment to safety at the Bay Bridge. The striping will allow for more orderly movement and efficient traffic flow coming out of the toll plaza, essentially continuing the striping before the toll plaza (installed in 2012) to the other side.

To view real-time traffic camera images at the Bay Bridge, visit baybridge.com. Know Before You Go! For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA or call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726). Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA. Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

 

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of May 17 - 23, 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 eastbound span may be closed Sunday 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 westbound span during the full eastbound span closures.

Two lanes of the westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.

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.

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 the holiday weekend 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.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of May 17 - 23, 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 eastbound span may be closed Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Monday through Wednesday 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 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.

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 the holiday weekend 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.

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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