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MDTA announces plan to speed up Bay Bridge work

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Posted at 5:57 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 17:57:50-04

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — The state is taking steps to speed up construction work on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge following the traffic issues that have occurred in recent weeks.

This is in response to the Governor's request a few weeks ago.

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The Maryland Transportation Authority says crews will be working around the clock to complete the rehabilitation project which includes the week of Thanksgiving. The agency is also developing a plan to go to an all cashless toll system to help ease traffic.

In addition, to help spread out the travel to and from the Eastern Shore during the holiday season, the Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism is encouraging travelers to "Go Early, Stay Late".

MDTA is working with the State Highway Administration and state police to improve the flow and direction of local traffic. They are also working with Queen Anne's and Anne Arundel County leaders to negotiate a solution and find a balanced approach to westbound and eastbound traffic approaching the bridge.