Open Houses on New Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study By: Dan Woomer

Hi all,

LSIA received the following notice from Linda Harris on behalf of our Councilwoman Sarah Lacey.

Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) have announced their plans to hold a series of Open Houses to present the current thinking an options on building a new Chesapeake Bay Bridge. All of the current plans call for the bridge options to all start in Anne Arundel County. As County Executive Steuart Pittman stated, he is opposed to all of the proposed options as all transit through environmentally sensitive areas of our County.

The date and place of the closest Open House to our communities is:

Wednesday, Oct. 2 (6-8 pm)

Anne Arundel Community College

101 College Parkway

Arnold, MD 21012

Here’s a copy of the notice from MDTA:

As a public official representing an area that falls within the Chesapeake Bay Study area, we wanted to provide you with an advance copy of the press release announcing the Open Houses for the Bay Crossing Study, as well as copies of the information boards that will be available at the Open Houses and on the website at This morning the MDTA will be announcing the four preliminary alternatives, which include three preliminary corridors and a no-build alternative. Data indicates these three preliminary corridor alternatives are the only corridors to sufficiently meet the purpose and need in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The Bay Crossing Study Tier 1 is retaining the No-Build alternative and these Preliminary Corridor Alternatives Retained for Analysis (CARA):

Corridor 6: MD 100 to US 301 between Pasadena (Anne Arundel County), Rock Hall (Kent County) and Centreville (Queen Anne’s County);

Corridor 7: existing Bay Bridge corridor, US 50/301 to US 50 between Crofton (Anne Arundel County) and Queenstown (Queen Anne’s County); and

Corridor 8: US 50/301 between Crofton (Anne Arundel County) and Easton (Talbot County).

At the open houses, the MDTA will provide information and receive feedback on the range of alternatives and the Preliminary CARA. Below are the planned Open Houses dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 24 (6-8 p.m.)

Kent County High School

25301 Lambs Meadow Rd.

Worton, MD 21678

Wednesday, Sept. 25 (6-8 p.m.)

Queen Anne’s County High School

125 Ruthsburg Rd.

Centreville, MD 21617

Thursday, Sept. 26 (6-8 p.m.)

Calvert High School

600 Dares Beach Rd.

Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Tuesday, Oct. 1 (6-8 p.m.)

Middle River Middle School

800 Middle River Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220

Wednesday, Oct. 2 (6-8 p.m.)

Anne Arundel Community College

101 College Pkwy.

Arnold, MD 21012

Thursday, Oct. 3 (6-8 p.m.)

Talbot County Community Center

10028 Ocean Gateway

Easton, MD 21601

We invite the public to learn more about the Bay Crossing Study by visiting the project website at The public can also sign-up for Study updates by clicking “Stay Connected.” All comments are vital to the success of the Bay Crossing Study and will be taken into consideration throughout this process.

Mary O'Keeffe

Chief of Staff

Office of the Executive Director

Maryland Transportation Authority

2310 Broening Highway

Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 537-1080



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