The Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study: Tier 1 NEPA (Bay Crossing Study) is a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) study that will result in the identification of a preferred corridor alternative to address congestion at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and evaluation of its financial feasibility. The Bay Crossing Study will evaluate current and future traffic demand across the Chesapeake Bay.
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) owns, finances, operates, and maintains the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge and is conducting the $5 million Bay Crossing Study.
The study area is a broad geographic area that includes the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, spanning approximately 100 miles from the northern end near Havre de Grace to the southern border with Virginia between St. Mary’s and Somerset Counties.
Online Scoping Meeting held November 15, 2017
The MDTA hosted an Online Meeting about the Bay Crossing Study. We are seeking public input on the project scope and purpose and need.Click here to view the presentation.