TRAVELING MARYLAND TOLL ROADS THIS THANKSGIVING?
(Image above shows I-95 John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway 2 axle toll rates. Visit DriveEzMD.com for complete toll rates.)
All-Electronic (Cashless) Tolling is Statewide
Enroll in E-ZPass or Pay-By-Plate
Minimize Travel Delays by Avoiding Peak Times
BALTIMORE, MD (November 22, 2021) – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) reminds motorists to plan ahead for Thanksgiving holiday travel. By traveling off-peak, drivers can minimize delays during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Motorists are asked to protect themselves, their families and other travelers by placing safety at the top of their holiday menu.
Enroll in E-ZPass or sign up for Pay-By-Plate today at DriveEzMD.com. We’ll Keep You Moving! If using a rental vehicle over the holiday, you can add the vehicle information temporarily to an E-ZPass or Pay-By-Plate account. Otherwise, be sure to alert the rental car company before traveling a route that includes a toll facility.
PLAN AHEAD TO AVOID PEAK TRAVEL
The MDTA recommends these travel times on the Bay Bridge to avoid the most congested periods:
Weather and traffic volumes permitting, the MDTA will implement two-way operations to help alleviate eastbound delays at the Bay Bridge. Motorists must pay attention and obey overhead lane use control signals. As a reminder, two-way operations are prohibited during bridge wind warnings/restrictions, fog or times of precipitation.
For I-95, the best times to travel include these off-peak hours:
The I-95 travel plazas – the Chesapeake House in Cecil County at mile marker 97 and Maryland House in Harford County at mile marker 82 – are open 24/7 with indoor and outdoor seating available.
For real-time updates on major incidents on Maryland toll roads follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. For 24/7 Bay Bridge traffic information call 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com. You also can sign up for traffic email/text alerts at https://bit.ly/2Dh9EZn, and follow the MDTA at facebook.com/TheMDTA.
PUT SAFETY ON YOUR HOLIDAY MENU
No matter where you travel for the holiday, please remember these safety tips on the road:
The MDTA Police will remain vigilant and target dangerous drivers, seat belt violations and criminal activity throughout the holiday travel period. To report aggressive or dangerous driving on Maryland toll roads, call MDTA Police Dispatch at 410-537-7911. DriveEzMD Customer Service Centers will be closed Thursday, November 25. Visit DriveEzMD.com or use the automated system at 1-888-321-6824 for 24/7 account maintenance or to make payments
The MDTA thanks all roadway users for their continued partnership with us to help keep travelers safe.