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Increased Weekend Traffic Expected at Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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STEVENSVILLE, Md.- Due to Sunfest in Ocean City, Md., motorists are advised to expect higher than normal traffic volumes Thursday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 27 on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The Maryland Transportation Authority, which issued the advisory, said it will monitor traffic conditions throughout the weekend and, weather permitting, implement two-way operations (when one lane of eastbound traffic travels on the westbound span) on the westbound span to help alleviate potential eastbound delays. For motorists' safety, two-way will not be implemented in inclement weather.

The MDTA encourages motorists to travel off-peak. The best times to travel this weekend are:

  • Thursday -- before noon and after 10 p.m.
  • 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.
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