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Date: May 2015

On all MDTA bridges, wind warnings and restrictions would be implemented as outlined below:

  • Wind Warnings (sustained wind speeds of 30-39 mph for a continuous period of 10 mins or more; or wind gusts persistently exceed 30 mph over a period of 15 mins) 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.
  • Limited Wind Restrictions (sustained wind speeds of 40-49 mph for a continuous period of 10 mins or more; or wind gusts persistently exceed 40 mph over a period of 15 mins) 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.
  • Full Wind Restrictions (sustained wind speeds exceeding 50 mph for a continuous period of 10 mins or more; or wind gusts persistently exceed 50 mph over a period of 15 mins) 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 exceeding 55 mph for a continuous period of 10 mins or more; or wind gusts persistently exceed 55 mph over a period of 15 mins) 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 all traffic across the bridge.

For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for 24/7 conditions at the Bay Bridge. To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA

UPDATED 5/18/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 8, 2015

 

**UPDATED SCHEDULE**

HATEM BRIDGE E-ZPASS STOP-IN CENTER

REOPENING

 

WHAT: Due to additional repairs the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) Stop-in Center at 6000 Pulaski Highway in Perryville will remain closed for approximately eight weeks. Previously,the Stop-in Center was scheduled to reopen on May 11.

WHEN: It is anticipated to be reopened by July 1, 2015. The MDTA will issue notice when reopening scheduled.

WHY: Crews will be performing on-going building maintenance work.

 

Customers are encouraged to continue to visit the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Memorial Highway Stop-in Center at One Turnpike Drive in Perryville.

The hours of operation at the JFK Stop-in Center are as follows:

7:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

7:30 a.m. 6 p.m. Wednesday

Customers also may visit ezpassmd.com or use the automated system at

1-888-321-6824 to update account information or make payments via credit card.

Follow the MDTA at mdta.maryland.gov, twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA.

The MDTA thanks its E-ZPass Maryland customers for their patience and understanding during the closure of the Stop-in Center.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 6, 2015                                                                      

Contact:         Becky Freeberger

410-537-1017

 

 

HATEM BRIDGE E-ZPASS STOP-IN CENTER

TO REOPEN MAY 11TH

 

     

Customers are encouraged to visit the newly renovated E-ZPass Maryland Stop-in Center at the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) on Mon., May 11, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. at 6000 Pulaski Highway in Perryville.

The hours of operation at the Hatem Bridge Stop-in Center are as follows:

  • 7:30 a.m.  3:30 p.m. - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.  6 p.m.  Wednesday

Customers also may visit ezpassmd.com or use the automated system at

1-888-321-6824 to update account information or make payments via credit card.

Follow the MDTA at mdta.maryland.gov, twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA. 

The MDTA thanks its E-ZPass Maryland customers for their patience and understanding during the two-month closure of the Stop-in Center.

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