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Posted on: November 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Lane closures will be extended today on WB Bay Bridge

Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)
11 hrs ·

#BayBridgeWork Traffic Alert for Thursday, Nov. 7 -- The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will close the center lane of the westbound Bay Bridge on Thursday, Nov. 7, from approximately 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The extended timeframe for the center-lane closure is needed for two reasons:

1.) Based on weather forecasts, it’s likely that crews will be unable to pour concrete for several days during the day and night, so we need to take advantage of the good temperatures tomorrow.
2.) The overlay sections in this work zone are longer (approximately 270 feet) and require an estimated 3.5 hours to pour.

We ask our motorists and communities to please bear with us as we continue efforts to expedite this project. Westbound backups could potentially reach three miles, taking an additional 25-30 minutes to cross the bridge.

We encourage drivers to plan extra time in your travel, especially if you’re traveling to a scheduled appointment.

As a reminder during these temporary closures, wide-loads (permit vehicles greater than 10 feet wide) are restricted due to the 11-foot lanes and should adjust westbound travel times.

For the latest on Bay Bridge traffic, call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) or visit To sign up for email/text alerts or to view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit For updates on major incidents follow the MDTA on Twitter at

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