ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Though Marylanders are still being asked to stay at home, if you do have to drive over the Bay Bridge, you won’t have to deal with construction anymore.
Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday the Bay Bridge westbound right lane deck rehabilitation project is 100 percent complete and is now open to all drivers more than a year ahead of schedule.READ MORE: Baltimore Man Handed 40 Year Sentence In Beating, Death Of 2-Month-Old Daughter
The Maryland Transportation Authority expedited the project, a project once expected to last up to two years, on Gov. Hogan’s orders. The lane has all new concrete, work zone barriers are gone, restriping finished and the lane reopened to all traffic Wednesday morning.READ MORE: BPD Officer Dragged By Car 2 Blocks Is Now In Fair Condition; 36-Year-Old Charged
“Maryland is facing significant challenges these days, and of course our primary focus is on the health and safety of our citizens amid the ongoing COVID-19 threat,” said Governor Hogan. “But it’s important to celebrate the reopening of the westbound right lane of the Bay Bridge, because for me it represents the spirit, dedication and work ethic that will see our state through any crisis.”
Some overnight work will still be happening on the westbound span center and left lanes during overnight/off-hours including deck sealing, steel railing replacement and deck/joint repairs and replacements.MORE NEWS: Crime Without Punishment: Homicide Clearance Rates Are Declining Across The US. Baltimore's Is Down To 42%
They expect minimal traffic delays.