Here’s Your Bay Bridge Update

Chesapeake Bay Bridge on a sunny summer day seen from a boat on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Maryland USA

Inn at Huntingfield Creek is dedicated to serving our guests. We know that travel to the Eastern Shore is currently being affected by multiple factors, and one of those factors is the construction of the Bay Bridge. To learn about travel tips and how this construction might affect you, please keep reading.

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What’s Happening to the Bay Bridge?

As of Fall of 2019, the Westbound Deck Rehab Project of the Bay Bridge in Maryland has been in full swing replacing the bridge deck surface in the right land of the westbound span. Over the years, the deck surface of the right lane has severely deteriorated and has reached the end of its service life. This project will eliminate this safety risk and is in the best interest of drivers traveling across the bridge. 

How is the Project Affecting Travel?

The MDTA is currently working on implementing steps to shorten the duration of the project and to improve traffic conditions for commuters, visitors, and locals. The goal is to have all lanes of the Bay Bridge open and running by Summer 2020. However, the right lane of the westbound span is currently closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is causing significant traffic delays. 

Also, drivers should be aware that in the upcoming weeks, westbound center lane closures will take place. You can expect these center lane closures to occur Monday through Friday, anytime between 10 AM and 2:45 AM (the exact schedule will depend on the weather, traffic volumes, and work progress). 

As of March 17, 2020, electronic tolling (cashless) only is effective. For the most up to date traffic information regarding the Bay Bridge update, call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726).

What Are the Best Times to Travel?

While MDTA is doing its best to adjust the construction schedule to avoid peak travel times, drivers should be sure to allow for extra travel time when crossing the Bay Bridge. Plan on leaving for your destination early, and if you can, stay later to avoid rush hour traffic. 

As more and more visitors are anticipated to travel to the Eastern Shore for Easter, spring break, and the warmer months, major weekend delays are expected. We suggest that you avoid crossing the bridge during these peak travel periods. Instead, drivers should try to travel during the midweek before 10 AM and after 6 PM. 

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Whether you’re in need of a relaxing getaway, a quiet place to work remotely, or a solitary space to escape the masses, Inn at Huntingfield Creek has a beautiful accommodation waiting for you. As a boutique bed and breakfast with independent cottages, you’ll find that we have fewer guests coming and going than the average high-traffic hotel. We focus our attention on enhancing routine cleaning in preparation. Plus, we know that things are constantly changing with the current situation at hand, but no matter what, we are dedicated to taking care of you.

In today’s world, many of us can telecommute or work remotely. If that’s your case, save your vacation days and work remotely from one of our independent, outfitted cottages. In our pristine cottages, you can rejuvenate, work remotely, and avoid the large crowds of the city. As you cuddle up on the cozy couch or sit outside on your private porch surrounded by nature with your laptop, you won’t even mind the fact that you’re working! All of our accommodations feature free high-speed WiFi.

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