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Bay Bridge Traffic Advisories

Date: Nov 7, 2014

WIND RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT; CURRENTLY NO TWO-WAY OPERATIONS
 

Motorists Advised to Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for Current Traffic Conditions
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Currently, Wind Restrictions II (see below) are in effect.  As such, two-way operations may not be implemented this afternoon.  Delays are possible during this afternoon's rush-hour period.  Officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and will implement two-way operations if possible.

Wind warnings and restrictions are implemented as follows:

Wind Warning (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 30-39 mph) -- 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.

Wind Restriction I (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 40-49 mph) -- 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.

Wind Restriction II (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts exceeding 50 mph) -- 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 or wind gusts exceeding 55 mph) -- 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 traffic across the bridge.

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Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

 

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

  Scheduled for the Week of Nov. 9 – 15, 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.

 

Weather permitting, the eastbound span will be closed temporarily to traffic Sunday from approximately 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the “Across the Bay 10K” running event.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.  Motorists should anticipate delays and are urged to travel prior to 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m.   For additional information on the event, visit bridgerace.com.

The westbound span may be closed Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 8 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 eastbound span may be closed Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon 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 4, 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 lane 6.

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

Note:  Concrete repair and replacement project underway at Bay Bridge toll plaza.  The three right toll lanes and associated toll booths remain continuously (24/7) closed.  Pay attention to overhead and portable electronic signs.

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

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