Change entrance to equivocate outrageous Bay Bridge backups

After horrible Friday backups during a Chesapeake Bay Bridge that lasted hours and stretched for 14 miles coming a overpass on U.S. 50, a Maryland Department of Transportation will change what happens in a future.

When eastward trade backs adult to Interstate 97, a dialect will reason westbound trade on a overpass for brief durations of time to concede 3 lanes of trade headed to a Eastern Shore and Delmarva beaches, unless prevented by serious continue conditions.

The backups occurred on a initial weekend that a overpass did not have two-way operations on a westbound camber since of a long-term, $27 million upkeep project.

The backups were so bad that they stirred a Maryland Transportation Authority to temporarily relinquish tolls on a bridge.


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The delays coming a overpass started late Friday morning as beachgoers concerned to get another weekend on a silt headed out early. The continue in Ocean City, Bethany and Rehoboth is approaching to be beautiful, with temperatures in a top 70s.

Crowds also were approaching in Ocean City for a unaccepted H2Oi eventuality that draws infrequently unruly automobile enthusiasts to a town. Concerns about a eventuality stirred a city to put in outcome a special eventuality section that lowers speed boundary to 30 mph via a resort.

The trade on U.S. 50 didn’t let adult until after 11 p.m. Friday. Until then, it crawled from Cape St. Claire Road to a Bay Bridge fee plaza, where 11 fee lanes funneled down to only dual lanes.

Starting Monday, Sept. 30, a delays could get worse as the right line of a westbound camber of a Bay Bridge will be sealed 24/7 for a roadwork.

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