Chesapeake Bay Bridge Roadwork Completed A Year Ahead of Schedule

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on Wednesday that the Chesapeake Bay Bridge westbound right lane deck rehabilitation project has been totally completed, one year ahead of schedule.

Governor Hogan requested the Maryland Transportation Authority expedite the project and reopen lanes as soon as possible. In a statement the Governor said “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.” He continued “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.”

MDTA officials say some overnight and off-peak work will remain but that it will cause minimal traffic impacts. During the peak of this re-decking project, there were major backups on Route 50, both east and westbound.