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MDTA encourages motorists to travel during off-peak hours this Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority is urging motorists to plan ahead and travel off-peak to avoid delays this Memorial Day weekend, particularly when crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Motorists should expect delays at the Bay Bridge and along the US 50 corridor during this holiday weekend. Heavier eastbound traffic volumes should be expected Thursday through Saturday, May 27-29, with heavier westbound traffic volumes expected to build Sunday and Monday, May 30-31. Motorists should stay on US 50 on BOTH sides of the bridge to keep local roadways open for first responders and residents.

Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore. The best times to travel the Bay Bridge this holiday period include:

  • Thursday, May 27 – before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Friday, May 28 – before 8 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 29 – before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 30 – before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Memorial Day Monday, May 31 – before 8 a.m. and after 11 p.m.

Weather and traffic volumes permitting, the MDTA will implement two-way operations to help alleviate eastbound delays at the Bay Bridge. Motorists should pay attention and adhere to overhead lane signals. Two-way is prohibited during bridge wind warnings/restrictions, fog, or times of precipitation.

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The MDTA Police will remain vigilant and target dangerous drivers, seat belt violations and criminal activity throughout the holiday travel period. We remind drivers that every crash, injury and death caused by impaired driving is completely preventable. To report aggressive or dangerous driving on Maryland toll roads, call MDTA Police Dispatch at 410-537-7911.

All-electronic (cashless) tolling is permanent statewide.

DriveEzMD Customer Service Centers will be closed Monday, May 31. Visit https://www.DriveEzMD.com or use the automated system at 1-888-321-6824 for 24/7 account maintenance or to make payments.

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