FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 5, 2014

Contact:         Cheryl M. Sparks

410-537-1017

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

Motorists Should Anticipate Heavy Traffic & Delays on Nov. 9

 

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, two detours will be in place on the Eastern Shore due to the race:

  • The off-ramp from US 50 eastbound to MD 8 will be closed during the event. 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 southbound MD 8 to westbound US 50 also will be closed during the event. All traffic attempting to access westbound US 50 will be directed to MD 18, to the roundabout at Castle Marina Road and onto US 50 west.

WHEN:  Sunday, Nov. 9, from approximately 2 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 www.bridgerace.com.

Motorists using the Bay Bridge on Nov. 9 will experience significant delays throughout the day and early evening.  To avoid delays, motorists are urged to travel prior to 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.