FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2023
March 15 UPDATE: Date has changed to Saturday, March 18, at same times listed below.
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC HOLDS AT KEY & BAY BRIDGES FOR
LARGE CRANE MOVEMENT BY SHIP FROM PORT OF BALTIMORE
ANTICIPATED THURSDAY, MARCH 16
Traffic Holds for Motorist Safety
Passage in Morning at Key and Afternoon at Bay
WHAT: The Maryland Transportation Authority will temporarily hold traffic in both directions on the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) and Chesapeake Bay Bridge (US 50/301) during passage of marine vessels carrying three large older, blue cranes heading outbound via the Chesapeake Bay.
WHEN: Thursday, March 16, traffic on the Key Bridge will be held at approximately 9:30 a.m. for approximately 15-30 minutes; traffic on the Bay Bridge will be held at approximately 1:30 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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