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Major delays expected on westbound Bay Bridge as fall rehabilitation begins

Posted: 3:04 PM, Jul 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-25 17:43:20-04
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BALTIMORE — A $27 million deck rehabilitation on the westbound span of the Bay Bridge will begin this fall, causing the right lane of the westbound side to be closed 24/7 from October 2019 to April 2020, repeating the closures in the fall of 2020 until the spring of 2021.

Beginning after Labor Day and continuing through September 30 the westbound right lane will be closed continuously during weekdays from 9 a.m. Mondays through 6 a.m. Fridays.

The long-term 24/7 right lane closure will occur from Oct. 1, 2019, through April 16, 2020, but will be lifted temporarily during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Then from April 16 through May 20, 2020, the westbound right lane again will be closed continuously during weekdays from 9 a.m. Mondays through 6 a.m. Fridays. All lanes will reopen during the summer travel season when traffic volumes significantly increase.

The MDTA will repeat this schedule during fall 2020/spring 2021. Two-way traffic operations will NOT go into effect during the 24/7 lane closures because concrete barrier will be in place with reduced lane widths.

The MDTA will use two-way traffic for emergencies only.