Plans for Third Bay Bridge Delayed

Jul 21, 2017


Prospects for another span to alleviate the traffic jams on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is running behind schedule.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the $5 million study to examine the feasibility of such a span could hit a funding problem.

The paper reports that the Maryland Transportation Authority had hoped to have a preliminary draft by the end of this month.

But now that has been postponed until the end of October.

That means the list of alternative routes will not be unveiled until the end of the year.

Meanwhile, the paper reports that the staff is searching for more funding including for buying a traffic counter for the westbound lane.

That could boost the argument for a third span.