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Safety Measures Will be Added to Chesapeake Bay Bridge in 2013 to Help Prevent Fatal Crashes

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.

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