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Bay Bridge Traffic Advisories

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of July 20 – 26, 2014

 

 

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 midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 11 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.

The westbound span may be closed Monday 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 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work. 

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 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.

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

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.  

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

 Scheduled for the Week of July 13 - 19, 2014

 

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 midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 11 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 eastbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 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.

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

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.  

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

 Scheduled for the Week of July 6 - 12, 2014

 

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 Monday through Wednesday from 10 p.m. to   5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 11 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 eastbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 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.

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

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.  

FOURTH OF JULY TRAVEL INFORMATION

FOR MARYLAND’S TOLL FACILITIES

 

Bay Bridge

With the summer travel season underway and the July 4th holiday falling on a Friday this year, the MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) anticipates heavy traffic volumes on the Bay Bridge Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6

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

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, 4th of July – before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  •          Saturday – before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  •          Sunday – 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 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.  The current cash toll rate for two-axle vehicles at the Bay Bridge is $6.

·         Consider the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200 in your travel route to the Eastern Shore.

Please be aware of the new safety signage installed on the Bay Bridge, including:

·         MANDATORY HEADLIGHT USE AREA signs along both the westbound and eastbound bridges. Headlights are required at all times on the bridge;

·         Curve warning signs and 40 mph speed-limit signs prior to curves on the westbound and eastbound bridges;

·         YOUR SPEED IS driver feedback signs on the westbound and eastbound bridges; and

·         DO NOT TAILGATE signs on the westbound and eastbound bridges.

I-95 South of Fort McHenry Tunnel

A major rehabilitation project is underway on I-95 south of the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore City. Currently, traffic lanes on northbound I-95 split around the work zone between the Caton Avenue on-ramp and the Fort McHenry Tunnel: one lane to the left and three lanes to the right.  Use the right lanes for Baltimore exits 52-55 and the left lane for traffic through the tunnel.

Currently, traffic lanes on southbound I-95 split around the work zone between MD 295 and the I-395 on-ramp: two lanes to the left and one lane to the right. In addition, the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 exiting Baltimore City is reduced to one lane continuously (24/7). Only one lane will be open to traffic on July 4th and through the weekend.  Use the following alternate routes when exiting downtown this holiday weekend:

·         Key Highway to McComas Street to northbound and southbound I-95;

·         Russell Street to southbound I-95;

·         Washington Boulevard to southbound I-95; and

·         Lombard Street to Monroe Street to Wilkens Avenue to Caton Avenue to southbound I-95.

Reminders

If driving on the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95), the new Maryland House is open for service and the Chesapeake House is closed for reconstruction.  The Chesapeake House reopens Summer/Fall 2014.

The MDTA will lift construction-related temporary lane closures from Thursday, July 3, at 5 a.m. through Monday, July 7, at 9 a.m.

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

·         Do not park along highway shoulders or stop on bridges to watch fireworks.

·         On Friday, July 4, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., Baltimore City has implemented a temporary truck restriction for the Downtown and Inner Harbor areas.  Trucks entering Baltimore City on I-395 or Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will be directed to continue north of Fayette Street or west of MLK.

·         Pay attention to lane markings and rumble strips on the Bay Bridge westbound span.  Lane changes between the westbound left and center lanes are prohibited for the entire span, whether or not two-way operations are in effect.

·         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. 

·         Keep a safe following distance to avoid rear-end collisions.

·         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 passing an emergency situation.  If you are unable to move over, slow down.

 

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

 Scheduled for the Week of June 29 - July 5, 2014

 

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 midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning and Monday through Wednesday 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 westbound span during the full eastbound span closures.

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 this holiday weekend include:

  •          Thursday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •          Friday, 4th of July before 7 a.m. and after 5 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 - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.  

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