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Missing from Chesapeake Bay Bridge debate: impact of climate change

April 13, 2021

Beginning Wednesday, the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Federal Highway Administration are hosting a series of public “testimony” sessions, both virtually and in-person, to review the environmental effects of a third span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge, more commonly known as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The MDTA has not been shy about a perceived need for the third crossing, linking Sandy Point on the western shore with Kent Island on the Eastern Shore. Traffic congestion, particularly in the summer when beach-oriented travel is at its peak, is expected to grow, and that’s especially true as the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic dissipate and Ocean City and the Delaware beaches return to historic form as a tourism draw.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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