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Overnight Paving Near Bay Bridge Requires Ramp Closure, Short Detour
(November 30, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will resurface the ramp from eastbound US 50/301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) to MD 8 (Romancoke Road), just east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Queen Anne’s County, beginning Sunday evening, December 4.
Crews will work overnight, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for approximately three nights to complete the project. To help ensure worker and motorist safety, MDOT SHA will close the eastbound US 50/301 ramp to MD 8 during work hours. Detour signs will be posted directing drivers to Exit 38A and back to MD 8 via Thompson Creek Road.
Maryland’s Move Over Law requires motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares or other caution signals. The expanded law is in place to protect emergency responders and motorists who encounter a roadside emergency.
Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.
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From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders. MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.