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Date: Jan 22, 2016


Jan. 22, 2016





Expect Eastbound Delays If You MUST Travel


BALTIMORE, Md. - Making final preparations for the significant storm bearing down on Maryland, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is unable to implement two-way traffic operations today at the Bay Bridge (US 50/301).

"We had to remove all of our maintenance-of-traffic equipment used in two-way operations from the road in preparation for plowing and strong winds," said MDTA Executive Director Milt Chaffee. "We're ready, and we urge Marylanders to be prepared, to stay home and to be safe."

Every effort will be made to keep all toll bridges, tunnels and highways open as long as conditions are deemed safe to do so. This storm is not just a snow event, but a wind event for Maryland's large toll bridges. Bridge Wind Warnings and/or Wind Restrictions are likely throughout the storm.

In Baltimore, the MDTA expects to close the I-95 Express Toll Lanes at 6 p.m. tonight throughout the storm's duration so crews can focus on clearing the adjacent lanes of mainline I-95.

If you MUST travel, MDTA Police and Vehicle Recovery patrols are prepared to assist drivers of disabled vehicles. If your vehicle becomes disabled, remain inside and call #77 for assistance.

Follow @TheMDTA on Twitter for the latest conditions at Maryland toll facilities. Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for 24/7 updates on the Bay Bridge. To view real-time traffic cameras on MDTA roadways, visit or Access statewide travel information at or by calling 511.

Follow the Maryland Emergency Management Administration at twitter/MDMEMAor go to for the latest storm track & preparedness information.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.


Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Jan. 24 - 30, 2016

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.


REMINDER: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.

The westbound span may be closed Sunday 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 eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Monday 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 5, 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 lanes 6 or 9.

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

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

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