Here is the place where the next bridge in Maryland over Chesapeake Bay could start and end

A new bridge over Chesapeake Bay could start the West Shore anywhere between Harford County and St. Mary's County, in line with new bridges that could be created by the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Administration Federal Highway.

The maps, part of the Chesapeake Bay Transfusion Study, show options for bridge sites that comprise both sides of Chesapeake Bay. At Western Shore, there are two potential sites starting in Harford County; There are three in the County of Baltimore; County Anne Arundel has five – including an area adjacent to the existing bridge; by sitting in Calvert County; and one is in County of St Mary.

On the East Shore, a bridge could cross or land in the counties of Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot, Dorchester or Somerset.

Mr announced Larry Hogan studied the environmental impact of $ 5 million in 2016 to evaluate potential new sites for the third crossing of Chesapeake Bay. It is hoped that the results of the study, the first one made under the National Environmental Policy Act, will be released next year.

John Sales, a spokesman for the MdTA, said it was an email that spreads the maps "pre-definitive".

"The MDTA is working towards a formal presentation of the other options planned and it's scheduled for this spring," sales said by email.

He refused to comment on the selection process for your new bridge site.

The two extensions of the current crossing on Routes 50 and 301, formally called the Government's Memorial Bridge, William Preston Lane Jr., the stretch from Sandy Point to the West Shore to Kent Island on the East Shore. The original bridge was built in 1952 and became the second run in 1973.

The existing structures maintain more than 70,000 vehicles per day and are still expected to remain structured for a further 50 years. But if predicted traffic levels grow, the state says that they can see daily backups of 13 miles as early as 2040.

The new area could cost up to $ 10 billion, MdTA's executive director, Kevin Reigrut, told Baltimore Sun last year.

Marylanders on both sides of the bay are coming up to support or oppose a new crossing – depending on where it would be taken.

Legislatures from counties on East Coast have the power to cross a vote through a majority vote.

He got a job on the Facebook page. Robin Grammer has more than 500 comments when links are shared with the maps. Grammer, the Dominican Republic of the Republic, said he was worried about the possible two possible crossroads that could be a rural leader in the Area 6.

"The nature of the public would be more likely to be completely destroyed," said Grammer. "For my community leaders, there is nothing to accept that the state is going to board the board to take them."

Two bills were introduced to a new potential bridge at the General Assembly of Maryland. Like the law protecting East Shore counties from the development of a bridge by allowing legislators to cross on such projects, one bill would need the consent of County Anne Arundel's legislators to build a new Chesapeake Bay bridge affecting the county no. Another bill would extend that provision to the whole state.

Open houses were sent to comment on the scheduled Bay Transit Study for this winter back to spring, according to the MdTA website, as the agency's federal partners in the project "were not available to attend co-ordinated meetings and would need to provide reviews "public meetings due to the federal government shutdown earlier this year. New dates for the open houses have not yet been settled.

The reporters Baltimore Sun, Colin Campbell and Christina Tkacik added this article.

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