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The MDTA Traffic Advisories blog posts information about scheduled construction and maintenance projects or other traffic information that might interfere with the normal flow of traffic. Use the Keywords list to locate traffic advisories by facility.
Date: May 31, 2013

The MD Transportation Authority's (MDTA) preservation project continues on the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301) across the Potomac River.  The ongoing project includes cleaning, painting and repair work that began earlier this spring.

The Nice Bridge will be reduced to one lane with flagging operations alternating northbound and southbound traffic during the following off-peak hours:

 

  • Sunday, June 2 through Thursday, June 6 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

 

  • Starting Tuesday, June 4 daytime flagging operations will take place Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for approximately three weeks until ladders and scaffolding can be removed from the bridge.

 

  • Starting Saturday, June 8, overnight work will shift to a Saturday through Thursday schedule with Saturday hours from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning and Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

 

Trucks greater than 10-feet wide will not be permitted to cross the bridge during flagging operations. Every effort will be made to cross all vehicles exceeding 10-feet from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Drivers of vehicles exceeding the width restriction must call 301-259-4444 to obtain approval and schedule an escort.  Calls must be made one hour prior to arrival at the bridge and will only be accepted between 8 a.m. and  4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

When traveling through work zones:

·         Slow Down Obey posted speed limits.

·         Be Courteous Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.

·         Pay Attention to Work Zone Signs, Equipment and Flaggers They help drivers move safely.

·         Avoid Distracted Driving Devote your full attention to the road.

Remember to follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA for the latest updates.

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org. 

Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of June 2 - 8, 2013

 

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

 

The westbound span may be closed Sunday from midnight to 5 a.m. for preservation/maintenance work.  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, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work. 

REMINDER: NEW lane markings and rumble strips have been installed on the westbound span.  Lane changes between the left and center lanes are PROHIBITED for the entire span.

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:

  •          Thursday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •          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.

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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