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6-knot speed limit now being enforced in the area of the Nice/Middleton Bridge
Nice Middleton Bridge
Lt. Governor's Visit to the Nice Middleton Bridge Project
6-knot speed limit now being enforced in the area of the Nice/Middleton Bridge
Nice Middleton Bridge
Lt. Governor's Visit to the Nice Middleton Bridge Project

About the Project

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is replacing the existing Nice/Middleton Bridge with a new bridge that will:

  • Double the vehicle capacity with four 12-foot-wide lanes, replacing the old bridge’s two 11-foot-wide lanes
  • Improve safety by installing a barrier-separated median between east- and westbound lanes, adding two-foot shoulders and other improvements that meet current safety standards
  • Eliminate lane-shifting safety issues at toll booths by replacing them with all-electronic tolling
  • Enable tall ships to pass beneath its 135-foot clearance

Construction started in July 2020 and the new bridge is scheduled to open in early 2023. Under MDTA’s supervision, the $463 million design-build job is being performed by Skanska, Corman and McLean (SCM), a joint venture comprised of firms with local ties. 

The MDTA is self-sufficient and receives no gas tax, motor vehicle fees, or other revenue in the Transportation Trust Fund. The MDTA facilities are fully financed, operated, maintained, improved, and protected with toll revenues paid by customers using those facilities. 

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Think of it as E-Z money!  All-Electronic Tolling is Statewide - DriveEzMD.comMDTA has made all-electronic tolling permanent statewide, making E-ZPass Maryland even better for our customersLearn more about how cashless tolling works, the benefits of cashless tolling and how to get an E-ZPass Maryland transponder.

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