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Heavy Saturday Morning and Weekend Traffic Expected at Bay Bridge

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STEVENSVILLE, Md.- Due to the Ride Across Maryland Benefit Motorcycle Ride, authorities are advising motorists to expect high traffic volumes on Saturday, June 2, at approximately 10 a.m. when the group is expected to reach the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The Maryland Transportation Authority said it will direct the group to the far-right side of the toll plaza. Approximately 600 motorcyclists are participating in the benefit event.

In addition, NASCAR races will take place this weekend in Dover, Del. The MDTA said traffic volumes are expected to increase throughout the weekend eastbound and are expected to be significant westbound upon completion of the Sprint Cup race on Sunday.

Weather permitting, the MDTA will implement two-way traffic operations to help alleviate delays and encourages motorists to share the road and to travel off-peak. The best times to travel are:

  • Thursday and 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.

For statewide traffic conditions, visit 511md.org.

The MDTA urges motorists to stay alert and use caution when traveling the bridge:

  • Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) for 24/7 traffic conditions at the bridge.
  • Visit baybridge.com to view live traffic cameras at the bridge and to sign up for traffic and email alerts.
  • Obey posted speed limits and overhead lane-control signals.
  • Stay alert -- do not change lanes or "sightsee" while traveling over the bridge.
  • Make sure your vehicle is "road ready"-- one disabled vehicle can cause extensive backups.
  • If your vehicle becomes disabled, remain inside your vehicle and call #77 for assistance.

 

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