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When To Cross the Bay Bridge



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    Despite high gas prices, hundreds of thousands of people will be hitting the road for the holiday weekend -- and many will be headed to the Delaware and Maryland beaches.

    At 6:45 a.m. Friday, the Bay Bridge website classified traffic as "heavy but moving." That rating is expected to be downgraded as the day wears on.

    If you are crossing the Chesapeake Bay this Friday, the advice is to get there before 10 a.m. or wait until 10 p.m.

    If you are leaving Saturday, try to cross the bridge before 7 a.m. or wait until 5 p.m.

    Meanwhile, Memorial Day weekend travelers will find smoother sailing on Virginia highways and roads.

    The Virginia Department of Transportation is putting lane closures and road construction work zones on a holiday to help motorists get where they're going.

    The temporary suspension starts at noon Friday and runs through noon on Tuesday, the day after the holiday.

    Permanent construction zones with concrete barriers and orange barrels will remain in place.

    VDOT will also provide extra lane capacity in High Occupancy Vehicle stretches, as traffic warrants.

    Click here to visit our Traffic Section for maps, delays and traffic cams.