MDTA releases plans to reduce traffic at Bay Bridge

Maryland drivers could soon see some relief at the Bay Bridge.

The Maryland Transportation Authority has released preliminary plans to help alleviate traffic around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

They’ve come up with four options—one of them would be to leave the bridge as is.

Corridor 6 would build a bridge from Maryland 100 to US 301 between Pasadena, Md., Rock Hall and Centreville.

Corridor 7 would keep the existing Bay Bridge and build another bridge next to it that will expand the throughway.

Finally, corridor 8 will create a bridge between US 50/301 between Crofton and Easton.

Starting in September, the MDTA will hold open houses explaining all options. Attendees are asked to give input into what option they would prefer.

The first meeting will take place on September 24 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Kent High School in Worton, Md.

Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study: Tier 1 NEPA (Bay Crossing Study) Open Houses

Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, Sept. 24
6-8 p.m. | Kent County High School
25301 Lambs Meadow Rd. | Worton, MD 21678     

Wednesday, Sept. 25 
6-8 p.m. | Queen Anne’s County High School
125 Ruthsburg Rd. | Centreville, MD 21617     

Thursday, Sept. 26
6-8 p.m. | Calvert High School
600 Dares Beach Rd. | Prince Frederick, MD 20678 

Tuesday, Oct. 1
6-8 p.m. | Middle River Middle School
800 Middle River Rd. | Middle River, MD 21220     

Wednesday, Oct. 2
6-8 p.m. | Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy. | Arnold, MD 21012     

Thursday, Oct. 3
6-8 p.m. | Talbot County Community Center
10028 Ocean Gateway | Easton, MD 21601