Increased Bay Bridge traffic expected this weekend due to NASCAR races

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Increased Bay Bridge traffic expected this weekend due to NASCAR racesMotorists traveling across the Bay Bridge this weekend should expect higher-than-normal traffic levels.

The Maryland Transportation Authority advises that, due to the NASCAR races in Dover, Delaware, and Wine Fest in Ocean City, Maryland, motorists should expect higher-than-normal traffic volumes Thursday, Sept. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 29.

The MDTA 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:
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.

The MDTA says motorists should:

  • Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for 24/7 Bay Bridge traffic conditions.
  •  Visit baybridge.com to view traffic cameras at the Bay Bridge and to sign up for email alerts.
  • Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA.
  • Ease your travel with E-ZPass. Visit ezpassmd.com to enroll on-line and for a list of E-ZPass “On the Go” retail locations.
  • Know Before You Go – call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information. To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.
  • For current toll rates, visit mdta.maryland.gov and click on Toll Rate Calculator. The cash toll rate for two-axle vehicles at the Bay Bridge is $6.

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