Nov 30, 2012 posted by: Kelli Steele - WGMD News
The Maryland Transportation Authority voted unanimously Thursday to take extra safety measures for two-way traffic on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
The Baltimore Sun says the MTA will add continuous rumble strips and a vividly painted buffer to add extra protection when drivers are using the westbound span when it is carrying two-way traffic.
There have been five fatal crashes on the Bridge in the past 12 years.
The additional safety measures are expected to begin in the spring of 2013 at a cost of less than $500,000; the work should be completed in time for next summer’s beach season.