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Maryland Transportation Authority to Host Chesapeake Bay Crossing Tier 2 NEPA Study Open Houses in September

Maryland Transportation Authority to Host Chesapeake Bay Crossing

Tier 2 NEPA Study Open Houses in September


BALTIMORE, MD (August 11, 2022) – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will host three Open House events in September for the Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study: Tier 2 National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Study, which was announced by Governor Larry Hogan on June 10, 2022. The launch of the Tier 2 NEPA Study follows completion of the Tier 1 NEPA Study in April and continues efforts to provide congestion relief at the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge and its approach highways from the Severn River Bridge to the U.S. 50/U.S. 301 split. 

The Tier 2 NEPA Study Open House events will be held September 7, 8 and 13, and interested parties are invited to attend virtually or in-person. Attendees will be able to learn about the Tier 2 NEPA Study, ask questions and provide comments. The events also will include a review of the Tier 1 NEPA Study, which identified Corridor 7, the corridor containing the existing Bay Bridge, as the Selected Corridor Alternative.

There will be no formal presentation. However, the study team will be available to answer questions during both the in-person and virtual Open Houses. The same information will be provided at each event. Materials are available now to review on the study website at The following are the dates and times for each meeting:

Virtual Open House

Wednesday, September 7, 6-8 p.m.

Queen Anne’s County Open House

Thursday, September 8, 6-8 p.m.

Kent Island American Legion Post 278

800 Romancoke Road, Stevensville, MD 21666 

Anne Arundel County Open House

Tuesday, September 13, 6-8 p.m.

Broadneck High School

1265 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis, MD 21409

Individuals requiring special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or those requiring translation services (free of charge), should contact the MDTA at 410-537-1000 (711 for MD Relay) no later than 10 business days before the Open House they would like to attend. The MDTA, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is following the well-established NEPA process to study potential improvements. This process applies to all projects receiving federal funding or approval.

Next steps of the Tier 2 NEPA Study will include:

  • refining the Purpose and Need element of the study to focus on Corridor 7;
  • evaluating a No Build alternative and a range of build alternatives, including various alignments, crossing types and modal and operational alternatives;
  • evaluating traffic, engineering and environmental impacts;
  • providing public involvement and comment opportunities;
  • identifying a Selected Alternative; and
  • identifying mitigation measures for unavoidable environmental impacts.

The MDTA is encouraging the public to provide comments regarding the Tier 2 NEPA Study by Friday, October 14, 2022. Comments may be submitted via various methods:

  • Submit a comment form at one of the in-person Open Houses.
  • Submit an electronic comment form at
  • Email comments to
  • Print and mail a completed comment form to:
         Bay Crossing Study,
         2310 Broening Highway,
         Baltimore, MD 21224.
  • Provide a voicemail message 24/7 by calling 667-203-5408.

The Maryland Transportation Authority finances, owns, operates, secures and improves the state’s eight toll facilities. The MDTA is financed by toll revenue without relying on state tax dollars.


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Jun 01

Capital Committee Meeting - June 1, 2023

9 AM


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

Jun 08

Finance Committee Meeting - June 8, 2023

9 AM

Virtual Teams 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.

Jun 14

Doing Business with the MDTA Development Workshop - Free

9 AM

MDOT Headquarters
Harry Hughes Conference Room
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076

Doing Business with the MDTA

Free Development Workshop
Division of Civil Rights & Fair Practices (CRFP)

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
9am to 1pm

  • Free to attend.
  • Network with Primes, MDTA Procurement Officers and MDTA CRFP Compliance Officers.
  • Learn about resources to assist in growing and strengthening your business.
  • Understand the MBE/VSBE/DBE Programs and your role as a prime or subcontractor.

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