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Governor Hogan Announces $28 Million for Tier 2 Study of Chesapeake Bay Crossing

Governor Larry Hogan announced full funding for a Tier 2 study for the Chesapeake Bay Crossing, which will cost $28 million. This is the second stage of a two-tiered National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process required by the federal government.

According to Maryland Transportation Authority the Tier 2 study will:

  • Analyze buses, ferries and transportation system and demand management as well as how they may be used in conjunction with other alternatives
  • Studies specific alignment, crossing type and potential number of lanes needed within the 2-mile wide, 22-mile long corridor from Severn River Bridge to US 50/301 split


This study will take 4 – 5 years to complete.


Part of Tier 2 includes public engagement, participation, and feedback. These public engagement opportunities and more information will be posted to baycrossingstudy.com.

For more information about Governor Hogan’s announcement please see the press release that can be viewed here.

To view the final environmental impact statement/record of decision (FEIS/ROD) for Tier 1, you can read it online here or in-person at any of the following locations:

  • Centreville Library: 121 S Commerce St., Centreville, MD
  • Chestertown Main Library: 408 High St., Chestertown, MD
  • Easton Main Library, 100 W Dover St., Easton, MD
  • Kent Island Library: 200 Library Cir., Stevensville, MD
  • Michaels Library: 106 Fremont St., St. Michaels, MD

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