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Safety Measures to be Taken on Bay Bridge

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Transportation Authority board has voted to take extra safety measures for two-way traffic in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The board voted unanimously on Thursday to add continuous rumble strips and a vividly painted buffer to add extra protection when drivers are using the westbound span when it is carrying two-way traffic.

The board decided to accept the recommendations of a safety committee that examined conditions relating to five fatal crashes over the last 12 years.

The additional safety measures are expected to cost less than $500,000. They will be carried out next spring in time for summer traffic.

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