Heavy Traffic On the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Expected This Weekend | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Heavy Traffic On the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Expected This Weekend

Play associated audio

By Matt Bush

Traffic is expected to be heavy on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge this holiday weekend as travelers head to beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.

Major Michael Kundrat of the Maryland Transportation Authority police says there's one thing motorists can do to make sure traffic on the bridge doesn't get worse.

"Make sure your vehicle is road ready," he says. "One disabled vehicle can cause an extensive backup."

Kundrat adds the speed limit is different on the two spans of the bridge this year.

"The speed limit on the Bay Bridge westbound is 45 miles per hour, due to ongoing preservation work," he says.

AAA is predicting a 6 percent increase in travel among D.C.-area residents as compared to last year. Eighty-five percent of those travelers are expected to drive to their destinations.


Advice For Trevor Noah From The 'Jon Stewart Of South Africa'

The Daily Show isn't the only fake news show around. South Africa has Late Nite News, starring comedian Loyiso Gola. We asked him how he feels about Noah's new job — and what advice he has to offer.

The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
WAMU 88.5

Legal Cloud Lifts For Controversial Alexandria Waterfront Plan

Thanks to a recent ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court in Richmond, developers now have a green light to start demolishing a series of old abandoned warehouses and building structures in Alexandria that are much larger than what's there now.

If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys

In Africa, where there aren't always roads from Point A to Point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.