Heavy Bay Bridge traffic expected this weekend
The Maryland Transportation Authority is warning motorists to expect heavy traffic at the Bay Bridge this weekend as a result of events planned on the Delmarva peninsula.
The authority said it expects high traffic volumes between Thursday and Sunday because of a combination of SpringFest in Ocean City, NASCAR races in Dover, Del., and other activities. The agency said the best times to travel will be Thursday before 2 p.m., Friday before noon and after 10 p.m., Saturday before 7 a.m. and between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Sunday between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
The authority said that if weather permits it would use two-way operations on the westbound bridge to alleviate congestion on the eastbound span.