What's Ahead on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Temporary closures of the Bay Bridge's westbound span continue during off-peak, overnight hours as construction crews finalize preparations for the last phase of the westbound re-decking effort. Drivers can expect temporary steel roadway plates to be placed across the westbound lanes as early as Sept. 9 so the bridge can fully reopen to traffic each morning following overnight construction.
Due to the Labor Day holiday, closures of the westbound span are scheduled only for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights this week. After Labor Day, weather and traffic volumes permitting, the westbound span could close nightly Monday through Saturday as early as 8 p.m., with all lanes reopened by morning rush hour (later openings permitted on weekends). Drivers arriving at the bridge after 8 p.m. should expect delays.
Eastbound parapet repairs continue during overnight hours, with one eastbound lane closing Sundays from 9 p.m. to midnight and full eastbound span closures Mondays from 12:01 to 5 a.m.
August 31, 2009; 12:39 PM ET
Categories: Congestion , Construction , holiday travel
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