On September 18, 2018 the County Commissioners presented a proposed active traffic management plan to the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to address congestion on MD 18 and local roads created by summer Sunday traffic traveling across the Bay Bridge.
The objective of the “Proposed Beach to Bridge Traffic Plan” is to keep Bay Bridge bound traffic on Rt. 50, thus eliminating local congestion on Kent Island and in Grasonville. With the increasing popularity of traffic apps such as Waze, which utilizes user information to constantly adjust routes, returning beach traffic is being re-directed further into the collector and local roads off of Rt. 50 thus creating traffic jams deeper into our communities. These traffic jams create safety risks as they limit our emergency service providers’ ability to respond to crises and restrict our citizens to their homes.
The plan has been proposed to MDOT for review and comments.