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Expect backups on Bay Bridge, Route 50


OCEAN CITY, Md. — Memorial Day weekend is here, and yes that means you should expect to see lengthy backups on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and along the Route 50 corridor, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Motorists taking advantage of the long weekend should expect heavier traffic volumes on Route 50 and the Bay Bridge heading east toward the beach, according to MTA, which operates the Bay Bridge.  

MTA expects heavy eastbound traffic through Saturday, and the same lengthy backups occurring westbond on Sunday and Monday as visitors return from Ocean City and elsewhere, according to MTA. 

Some rainy weather is forecast for Saturday and Sunday across Maryland, and MTA warns poor conditions could only exacerbate delays. 

An aerial view of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The state advises tourists to travel during off-peak hours when going to or from the Eastern Shore, according to MTA. Off-peak hours this weekend consist of:

  • Friday: before 8 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Monday: before 8 a.m. and after 11 a.m.

Heavy traffic on Maryland roadways comes as more than 37 million Americans are expected to hit the road this weekend, according to AAA.

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service