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Author Topic: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)  (Read 65983 times)

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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #375 on: April 30, 2021, 06:48:15 PM »

Update on the proposed third span:

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DELMARVA – The Bay bridge is getting a possible third location, and some residents and Broadneck council members aren’t happy about it.
Maryland transportation officials recommended building a new Chesapeake Bay bridge at the site of the existing two spans that cross between Annapolis and Kent Island. Broadneck council members tells 47 ABC, the overall concern is that once the location is selected, no other locations will be considered.

Read more here: https://www.wmdt.com/2021/04/chesapeake-bay-bridge-may-get-a-third-location/


"Broadneck council members tells 47 ABC, the overall concern is that once the location is selected, no other locations will be considered."

Well, yeah, that's how it generally works. What sense would it be to consider a bunch of locations, select a location, and then consider all the locations again?
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #376 on: April 30, 2021, 07:16:06 PM »

Update on the proposed third span:

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DELMARVA – The Bay bridge is getting a possible third location, and some residents and Broadneck council members aren’t happy about it.
Maryland transportation officials recommended building a new Chesapeake Bay bridge at the site of the existing two spans that cross between Annapolis and Kent Island. Broadneck council members tells 47 ABC, the overall concern is that once the location is selected, no other locations will be considered.

Read more here: https://www.wmdt.com/2021/04/chesapeake-bay-bridge-may-get-a-third-location/


"Broadneck council members tells 47 ABC, the overall concern is that once the location is selected, no other locations will be considered."

Well, yeah, that's how it generally works. What sense would it be to consider a bunch of locations, select a location, and then consider all the locations again?

These tend to be the same voices who complain about the excessive traffic on local roads such as MD 179 & College Parkway trying to jump the queue at exit 32 during peak travel times, which is further exacerbated on days like today when MDTA can't open the reversed lane due to weather (nasty wind, in this case).  They do realize that the added capacity of a 3rd span would go a long way towards alleviating this problem, right?
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #377 on: May 12, 2021, 06:54:03 AM »

WTOP Radio: Anne Arundel Co. reacts to possibility of 2nd Chesapeake Bay Crossing in Md.

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Following the release of an environmental impact statement that appears to lean toward another span in Maryland to alleviate traffic over the old Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the Anne Arundel County Executive isn’t thrilled with the conclusions.

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The Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study is currently in Tier 1 of its review of whether or not to construct commuting alternatives to supplement the existing bridge.

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The study published its Draft Environmental Impact Statement, or DEIS, which explored four possible options and listed some of the reasons why the so-called “Corridor 7” alternative, which includes a new span, has its advantages.

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Corridor 7, which would put a new span right next to the existing Bay Bridge running through Annapolis at Sandy Point State Park, is recommended by the Maryland Transportation Authority.

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The choices also included not building anything new at all.

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In a five-page written response, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman’s office thinks the DEIS failed when it came to producing accurate traffic assumptions, purpose and need, sufficient environmental impact of a Corridor 7 project. Pittman’s office said researchers did not dig deep enough into a no-build option.
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #378 on: May 12, 2021, 02:14:48 PM »

Nothing but NIMBY. Any new span would significantly relieve congestion and is needed yesterday.
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #379 on: July 07, 2021, 10:46:05 AM »

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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #380 on: July 07, 2021, 04:17:56 PM »

Was down in OC about a month ago, and noticed there was a lot of foundations (not sure of the proper term) for a bunch of overhead gantries (especially on the Kent Island side). 
At least one of the signal gantries on the WB span was replaced with a new monotube structure.
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