Idea of a new bay bridge is subject of meeting

Maryland Transit Authority officials said Thursday night that they’re looking at every location, from Kent County to the Virginia border, to find a spot for a new Chesapeake Bay bridge span.

They hope to have that list narrowed by the end of 2018, and a final location by the end of 2020.

The officials spoke during a transportation-focused meeting held by the Broadneck Council of Communities, Inc., a group which unites community associations on the peninsula with the goals of promoting environmental improvements to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, protecting the peninsula, and ensuring compliance with the county’s critical area laws.

The new bridge span was an item of interest to many residents in the room, residents of the Broadneck peninsula, who are inconvenienced by bridge traffic, but also concerned about where a new span will be located.

At the start of the Cape St. Claire meeting, council President Pat Lynch posed a question to the group:

“Do you want another bridge here on the Broadneck peninsula?”

The crowd of more than 60 replied, “no.”

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