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ALLEVIATE TRAVEL DELAYS THIS FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY WITH OPTIMAL BAY BRIDGE DRIVE TIMES

ALLEVIATE TRAVEL DELAYS THIS FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY WITH OPTIMAL BAY BRIDGE DRIVE TIMES

Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for 24/7 Bridge Conditions

Motorists should expect heavy traffic at the Bay Bridge and along the US 50 corridor Wednesday, July 3, through Monday, July 8, in both directions. The best times to travel across the Bay Bridge this holiday period include:

• Eastbound:

o Wednesday, July 3 – before 9 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

o Thursday, July 4 – before 6 a.m. and after 2 p.m.

o Friday, July 5 – before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

o Saturday, July 6 – before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

o Sunday, July 7 – before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

o Monday, July 8 – before 12 p.m. and after 7 p.m.

• Westbound:

o Wednesday, July 3 – before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.

o Thursday, July 4 – before 10 a.m. and after 2 p.m.

o Friday, July 5 – before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

o Saturday, July 6 – before 8 a.m. and after 9 p.m.

o Sunday, July 7 – before 9 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

o Monday, July 8 – before 6 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

For real-time 24/7 Bay Bridge traffic information call 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit Baybridge.com. For real-time updates on major incidents on Maryland toll roads follow https://x.com/TheMDTA on X/Twitter.

Stretches of concurrent eastbound and westbound delays are anticipated over the holiday period. Motorists should stay on US 50 on both sides of the bridge to keep local roadways open for first responders and residents. Weather and traffic permitting, two-way operations will be implemented to help prevent eastbound delays from becoming gridlock at the Bay Bridge. Two-way operations may be limited based on westbound traffic volumes, as bridge officials strive to mitigate delays on both sides of the bridge. Two-way operations are prohibited during bridge wind warnings/restrictions, fog/limited visibility and times of precipitation, and may be prohibited during incidents. Drivers who travel outside of the suggested drive times should expect significant delays when crossing the bridge. The core issue is traffic volume exceeding lane capacity, not two-way operations timing nor management.

Safety Reminder: Motorists must pay attention and adhere to overhead lane signals.

Lane signals apply to travel lanes BEFORE, ON and AFTER the bridge wherever lane signals are present.

• RED X: Means the lane is closed. You MUST NOT enter or travel in any lane over which a RED X signal is shown.

• YELLOW X: Prepare to vacate the lane beneath the YELLOW X signal and move to a lane with a DOWNWARD GREEN ARROW.

• DOWNWARD GREEN ARROW: Motorists can drive in the lane beneath the GREEN ARROW signal.

MDTA Police and its law enforcement partners continue regular patrols and targeted traffic safety initiatives to keep every motorist safe. This includes enforcement when motorists fail to obey the lane-use control signals on the highway approaches and on the bridge. You may report aggressive or dangerous driving on Maryland toll roads by calling MDTA Police Dispatch at 410-537-7911.

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MDTA Board Meeting - July 25, 2024

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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.

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DriveEzMD Team - Orioles Game at Camden Yards

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Bucket Hat Day

7pm – 9pm

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