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June 5, 2009

No two-way on Bay Bridge today

The weather is expected to be pretty rotten again today, so the Maryland Transportation Authority has decided not to try two-way operations on the westbound span. That's the prudent call, but it also means there may be some serious backups in the eastbound direction -- especially this afternoon and evening.

Baltimore-area folks who are heading for the beach this P.M. should give serious thought to taking the northern route. People who are doubly smart will avoid the Delaware Toll Plaza -- scene of many a backup -- and cut over on Route 272 to U.S. 40 east at North East, cross the state line and take a right on Wrangle Hill  Road to Delaware Route 1 south.

Posted by Michael Dresser at 9:40 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Maryland toll facilities


I took the northern route to Dewey Beach on Friday. It was definitely a time-saver, but the tolls were more pricey, which I wasn't expecting and it didn't really feel like I was going to the beach. I'll definitely keep it in mind for the future though, because my blood pressure can't take long back-ups at the bridge.

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Michael Dresser has been an editor, reporter and columnist with The Sun longer than Baltimore's had a subway. He's covered retailing, telecommunications, state politics and wine. Since 2004, he's been The Sun's transportation writer. He lives in Ellicott City with his wife and travel companion, Cindy.

His Getting There column appears on Mondays. Mike's blog will be a forum for all who are interested in highways, transit and other transportation issues affecting Baltimore, Maryland and the region.

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