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Initiated in 2006, the purpose of the Nice Bridge Improvement Project Planning Study was to evaluate the different options for improving the crossing and the flow of traffic across the bridge and on the roadways leading to and from the bridge. The study process involved developing and evaluating alternates and researching the possible impacts to environmental resources. These include not only natural resources, such as forests and wetlands, but also neighborhoods, communities, historic sites and cultural resources. The purpose of studying alternates and conducting this analysis was to identify potential enhancements to capacity and safety at the existing bridge, including the inconsistent bridge geometry as compared to approach roadways, such as grades, number of lanes and lane widths. The project study area extended along US 301 from Charles County, MD to King George County, VA. The project team coordinated with environmental resource agencies, local and state governments and the public throughout the study in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Bridge Background:

The 1.7-mile long Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge opened in December 1940 and was originally called the Potomac River Bridge. It was the first bridge to provide direct roadway access from Maryland into Virginia south of the nation's capital.

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Public Calendar

Dec 07

Finance Committee Meeting - December 7, 2023

9 AM

Virtual Public Meeting

This public meeting is livestreamed and archived on the Finance Committee Meeting Homepage. The Finance Committee Meeting homepage also provides access to the virtual meeting, schedule, agenda, materials and minutes.

Dec 10

DriveEzMD Team - Ravens Game at M&T Stadium

10 AM

M&T Stadium
1101 Russell Street
Between Lots B&C
Baltimore MD 21230

Our DriveEzMD Team is in your community! Come talk with us about everything tolling – E-ZPass, Pay-By-Plate & Video Tolling. Pick up an E-ZPass On the Go and save up to 77% on your toll trips.

Ravens VS Rams
10AM – 1PM

Ravens Mascot

Dec 14

MDTA Board Meeting - December 14, 2023

9 AM


This public meeting is livestreamed and archived on the MDTA Board Meeting Homepage. The MDTA Board Meeting homepage also provides access to the meeting schedule, materials, agenda and minutes.