ANNAPOLIS (WJZ/AP) — The decision on whether or not to build another Bay Bridge may have to wait, all because of the pandemic.

Under federal guidelines, officials need to hold in-person public meetings on the project before moving forward.

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However, due to the pandemic, those meetings are not able to happen right now.

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The MTA said they hope to reschedule hearings in the near future. A third span of the bridge has been talked about a lot recently. It is meant to help ease some of the traffic congestion that plagues the bridge over the summer.

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CBS Baltimore Staff