The Maryland Transportation Authority will host three Open House events in September for the Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study: Tier 2, as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The agency, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, is following the well-established and federally required NEPA process to study potential alternatives to provide congestion relief and improve travel reliability, mobility and safety across the Chesapeake Bay. The NEPA process applies to all projects receiving federal funding or approval.

The Tier 2 Study Open Houses will be held September 7, 12, and 14 and all interested parties are invited to attend.

Open House attendees will be able to:

  1. learn about the Tier 2 Study including the proposed Purpose and Need and alternatives development process,
  2. discuss the Tier 2 Study with MDTA’s team and ask questions, and
  3. provide comments.

There will be no formal presentation; however, the study team will be available to answer questions during both in-person and virtual Open Houses. Materials are available to review on the Study website at The following are the dates and times for each meeting:

Anne Arundel County
Thursday, September 7, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Broadneck High School
1265 Green Holly Dr.
Annapolis, MD 21409

Queen Anne’s County
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kent Island American Legion Post 278
800 Romancoke Rd.
Stevensville, MD 21666

Virtual Open House
Thursday, September 14, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Individuals who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the MDTA at 410-537-1000 (711 for MD Relay) no later than ten (10) business days before the Open House they would like to attend.

The MDTA is encouraging the public to provide comments regarding the Tier 2 Study by Monday, October 16, 2023. Comments can be submitted in multiple ways:

  1. Submit a comment form at one of the in-person Open Houses.
  2. Submit an electronic comment form at
  3. Email comments to
  4. Print and mail a completed comment form to:
    Bay Crossing Study
    2310 Broening Highway
    Baltimore, MD 21224

The Maryland Transportation Authority is dedicated to developing innovative transportation solutions that improve connectivity, create opportunity, enhance safety and support economic development. Financed by toll revenue without relying on state tax dollars, the MDTA owns, operates, secures, and improves Maryland’s eight toll facilities.