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Lane closures scheduled for Bay Bridge from July 21-27

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 11:42:00-04

MDTA announced the continuation of lane closures on both the eastbound and westbound spans of the Bay Bridge that will alter traffic patterns for the week of July 21-27.

The eastbound span may be closed Sunday, July 21, from midnight to 5 a.m. Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span during the full eastbound span closure.

The westbound span of the bridge, U.S. 50/301, will close from Monday, July 22 to Wednesday, July 24, beginning at 10 p.m. each day and reopening at 5 a.m. the next morning. The same closure will occur Thursday, July 25, from 11 p.m. to 5a.m. the next morning and Saturday, July 27, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning.

Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures. One lane of the westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up.

MDTA says the best times to travel the Bay Bridge on weekends to the Eastern Shore are:
▪ Friday – before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
▪ Saturday – before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
▪ Sunday – before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

The closures are so crew can conduct routine preservation and maintenance work and inspections. The work is weather permitting.