State Seeks Public Input on Chesapeake Bay Crossing

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is hosting an online meeting about the Chesapeake Bay Tier I NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) Crossing Study on Wednesday, November 15, between 7:00 and 7:30 pm.

According to a press release:

The purpose of the study is to identify the location of a new crossing and to explore potential financial options. The study is expected to be completed in late 2020.

The online meeting will include a presentation with an overview of the project, study area and proposed schedule. The MDTA is seeking public input on the project scope, purpose and need.

To join the online meeting on November 15 or to provide comment, individuals with Internet access may visit baycrossingstudy.com. They also may provide comment by email directly at info@baycrossingstudy.com. The presentation will remain on the website following the meeting for anyone to view at their convenience.

The initial comment period ends December 15, 2017. The MDTA will provide additional opportunities for public input throughout the study.

Governor Larry Hogan announced the study in August 2016. NEPA requires state and federal agencies to consider the environmental consequences of proposed projects as part of their decision-making.

Read the full press release for more information.