Reminder: Bay Bridge Run, Traffic Changes on Nov 13

The Bay Bridge Run will take place on Sunday, November 13. Eastbound span to close for the event.

The participants will run or walk the 6.2 miles from Northrop Grumman on the western shore, across the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, along Pier One Road and up Route 8 to the finish line in Chesapeake Bay Business Park.

The eastbound span of the Bay Bridge will be closed at 12:00 am Sunday morning to prepare for the runners and is expected to reopen by 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon. During this time frame, the westbound span will be in two-way traffic operations, carrying both east and westbound traffic.

If you are heading eastbound or westbound on route 50, the exits for route 8 will be closed from 2:00 am Sunday morning till 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon. Travelers heading eastbound on 50 that would like to get on route 8 will need to take the exit for Thompson Creek Road, and for travelers heading westbound, they will need to take one of the exits prior to the route 8, such as Duke Street.

A change from years past, there will no longer be a closure of Route 18 or a detour through Stevensville. The business park in Stevensville will once again host the post-race festivities, which are open to the public, race participants and spectators. Law enforcement will have a temporary cross walk set up for pedestrians needing to cross Route 8. Last call for the festivities is set for 1:30 pm, and the event area will close at 2:00 pm. Plan for delays and a heavy police presence in the area. The race is dependent on weather. If there is weather that prevents Maryland Transportation Authority from conducting two-way traffic, the event will be cancelled.

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