Westbound right lane of Bay Bridge reopened a year ahead of schedule

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan announced on Wednesday that the westbound right lane deck rehabilitation project is complete and open to all motorists, more than one year ahead of schedule.

The project, which began in September 2019, was once slated to last up to two years. It was also noted that the project was finished ahead of schedule despite the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This project was envisioned as taking two construction seasons to complete. But our dedicated employees and contractors, working to serve their neighbors and all those who use this bridge, have completed it in just over seven months – record time by any measure,” said Hogan in a statement.

Although the right lane is reopened, some remaining work will take place on the westbound span center and left lanes during overnight/off-peak hours, including deck sealing, steel railing replacement, and deck/joint repairs and replacements. Minimal traffic delays are expected. Remaining work also includes replacing overhead signal gantries on the westbound span.

We’re also told that the Maryland Transportation Authority remains on schedule to begin all-electronic tolling at the Bay Bridge by summer 2020.

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