The work, which involved the westbound right lane, was originally expected to take up to two years. State governor Larry Hogan said that Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has delivered on his directive to expedite the project, with all the new concrete now poured and cured.

Hogan pointed out that the work has been accomplished amid the state’s response to Covid-19. MDTA and its contractors worked hard to deliver the project, he said, leveraging the lower than normal traffic volumes while adhering to state and federal health and safety guidelines.

In September 2019, the westbound right lane of the Bay Bridge was closed. The bridge deck in the lane had reached the end of its service life and was severely deteriorated, presenting a safety risk. In one section, 75% of the lane was patched and deteriorated.