WASHINGTON — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wants to build another Chesapeake Bay crossing.
Hogan announced Tuesday afternoon that the state would begin the long process to study where to put another bay bridge in order to accommodate future traffic demand.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge can be safely maintained for another 50 years. But estimates show that by 2040, traffic delays could back up as much as 14 miles for drivers trying to cross between Annapolis and Kent Island.
The Maryland Transportation Authority approved the $5 million study last week. Work will begin this fall and take four years to complete.
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