ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland drivers are being advised to expect delays on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, as a deck rehabilitation project begins.

Two-way operations on the westbound span will cease on Tuesday. That’s to prepare for the Maryland Transportation Authority’s $27 million deck project.

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During overnight closures of the westbound span, crews will restripe the three lanes to allow jersey barriers to be installed next to the right lane to create a safe work zone for crews.

Starting Tuesday, two-way operations will be suspended on the span, due to the narrower lane configuration.

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The worst of westbound delays are not expected to happen until the full closure of the right lane begins next week.

The full right-lane closure continues through April 2020, except during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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