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Bay Bridge Traffic Advisories

Date: Nov 5, 2014

BAY BRIDGE AND ROAD CLOSURES FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014

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

Motorists Should Anticipate Heavy Traffic & Delays

The eastbound span of the Bay Bridge (US 50/301) will be closed temporarily to traffic on Sunday, Nov. 9, from approximately 2 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the inaugural Across the Bay 10K. 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. Please note that 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. 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.

Nearly 20,000 runners will run 6.2 miles from Northrop Grumman on the western shore to Chesapeake Bay Business Park on the eastern shore between the hours of 7 am and 2 pm. The event will affect the following roads during the periods detailed below with suggested alternate routes as specified:

 

ROADS AFFECTEDHOURS AFFECTEDALTERNATE ROUTES & SUGGESTED ACTION
Bay Bridge, eastbound span (US 50)
**CLOSED**
2 AM – 2 PMThe westbound span will carry two-way traffic during these hours with one lane moving in each direction. Leave early, expect delays.
Bay Bridge, eastbound span (US 50)
**CONGESTION**
2 AM – 2 PMThe westbound span will carry two-way traffic during these hours with one lane moving in each direction. Leave early, expect delays.
Route 8 – US 50 eastbound exit
**CLOSED**
2 AM – 2 PMFollow marked detour
Route 8 – US 50 westbound Entrance
**CLOSED**
2 AM – 2 PMFollow marked detour on Route 18 (Main Street) in Stevensville to Castle Marina Road.
Route 8 southbound, from Route 18 to Thompson Creek Road
**LIMITED TO ONE LANE**
2 AM – 2 PMTraffic will be reduced from two lanes to one lane. Expect delays.
Pier One Road5 AM – NOONRoad will be open in both directions with narrowed lanes and runners traveling in a coned lane on the north side of the road.

 

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit www.mdta.maryland.gov Know Before You Go! For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheMDTA. Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

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.

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  Know Before You Go!  For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA Call 511 or visit www.MD511.org for statewide travel information. 

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

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