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Date: Jan 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 2, 2015

 

Contact:         John Sales

                        410-537-1017

 

CONCRETE REPAIR & TOLL BOOTH REPLACEMENT WORK CONTINUES AT BAY BRIDGE TOLL PLAZA

Toll Lanes #4-6 Will Close 24/7 For Work

 

WHAT: Toll lanes 4-6 and the associated toll booths at the Bay Bridge toll plaza (eastbound US 50) will be continuously (24/7) closed and toll booth lanes 7-8 will reopen to traffic.  Motorists should use the remaining open toll lanes and booths to the left and right of toll lanes 4-6.  Trucks should use the three right toll lanes.  Pay attention to overhead and portable electronic signs.

 

During this stage, all daytime lane closures on the eastbound span will have toll lanes 1-3 directed onto the westbound bridge in contra-flow traffic.  Toll lanes 7 -11 will be directed onto the eastbound span in the open eastbound lane.

 

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 4, from 9 p.m. and continuing for approximately eight weeks.  Toll lanes 4-6 will close and toll lanes 7-8 will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5.

 

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work.  The toll booth lane closures are part of two Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) projects.  One is the $4.5 million project to remove and replace the existing concrete pavement on the approach to the Bay Bridge toll plaza along eastbound US 50.  The second is the $4.8 million project to replace the toll booths at the Bay Bridge toll plaza.  Both projects are expected to be complete in spring 2015.

 

REMINDER: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge

 

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/TheMDTACall 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information. 

 

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

 

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301) Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns Scheduled for the Week of Jan. 4, 2015-Jan. 10, 2015

 

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.

 

The eastbound span may be closed Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span during the full eastbound span closures.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to  2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.

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.  Lanes 6-8 and associated toll booths will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday morning and lanes 4-6 will close continuously (24/7) for approximately eight weeks.  Pay attention to overhead and portable electronic signs. 

Know Before You Go - For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA.  Find us at facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.  Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.                                                  

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