FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2021
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC HOLDS AT BAY & KEY BRIDGES FOR
LARGE CRANE DELIVERY BY SHIP TO PORT OF BALTIMORE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Traffic Holds for Motorist Safety
Passage in Morning at Bay and Afternoon at Key
WHAT: The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will temporarily hold traffic in both directions on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (US 50/301) and Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) during passage of marine vessels carrying four large cranes.
WHEN: Thursday, September 9, traffic on the Bay Bridge will be held at approximately 10 a.m. for approximately 15-30 minutes; traffic on the Key Bridge will be held at approximately 12 p.m. for approximately 15-30 minutes.
Note: Times and durations will be approximate and dependent upon the vessel’s progress. This transport is weather dependent.
WHY: Traffic holds will be utilized for safety purposes to ensure that drivers are not distracted crossing these bridges during the cranes’ passage beneath the structures.
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The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!