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Planning safely to travel this holiday weekend

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jul 02, 2020

OCEAN CITY, Md. — If you're heading to the beach this holiday weekend to get the sun on your face and your toes in the sand, most likely you'll have to travel over this Bay Bridge.

Highway officials say the best way to make it easy and safe is to have a plan.

Richard Jaramillo is the Bay Bridge Administrator. He recommends if your going to the beach or back, plan to leave early or late.

"Motorist should expect delays in both directions," he said. "You'll see heavy traffic eastbound Friday and Saturday and on westbound on Sunday and Monday."

When you travel, many travel apps will have you take back roads to gain an edge on other travelers.

"Well you're not, because you're getting off with everybody else and so at some point you're going to have that same traffic on those side roads, it's going to be a lot slower and it's going to be a lot more problematic for you," he explained.

The tolls are gone now, so EZ Pass is important now more than ever. Having one will save you time and money.

If you do want to pick up an EZ Pass before you hit the road, you can go to the on-the-go retail sites of the MVA or several Weis Markets and Giant stores carry them as well.