Bay Bridge Closure on Wednesday

STEVENSVILLE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will temporarily hold traffic in both directions on the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge (US 50/301) and Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) during passage of a marine vessel carrying four large cranes. This crane delivery will postpone by one day the start of the continuous (24/7) single-lane closure associated with the I-895/K-Truss steel bridge repair project.

On Wednesday, June 20, traffic on the Bay Bridge will be held at approximately 1:15 p.m. for about 40 minutes; traffic on the Key Bridge will be held at approximately 3:15 p.m. for about 20 minutes. Times and durations are approximate and dependent upon the vessel’s progress.

Since the Key Bridge is an alternate route for the I-895/K-Truss repair project, the continuous (24/7) single-lane closure on I-895 will be postponed until the evening of Wednesday, June 20. Most motorists will notice the lane closure during morning rush hour on Thursday, June 21, and should use the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) or the Key Bridge (I-695) as alternate routes.

This action is being taken to ensure that motorists are not distracted while traveling the Bay and Key bridges during the passage of this marine vessel transporting four large, fourteen-story cranes up the Chesapeake Bay to the Seagirt Marine Terminal. The MDTA Engineering, Operations and Police Divisions are coordinating with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Pilot’s Association. To learn more about the cranes and their delivery, visit the Maryland Port Administration’s website To learn more about the I-895 K-Truss steel bridge repairs or to view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit

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