Construction to remove toll booths on Bay Bridge begins
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Officials say construction has begun to remove toll booths on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, as Maryland’s transportation department transitions to a cashless tolling system.
The department says the most recent round of construction on the bridge began Sunday night and is expected to last through June. As a result, three lanes on the bridge have been shut down permanently, and existing toll booths will be demolished in order to widen lanes.
We’re told the all-electronic system is expected to ease traffic, reduce rates, and benefit the environment in the long-run, however the project has caused miles-long traffic jams in the interim.