Bay Bridge Betterment
New lane markings, rumble strips and signs help us get across
I’m claustrophobic and scared of heights, so unfamiliar and uncomfortable situations send my anxiety into a full-blown panic attack. Also, I’m easily distracted. Driving over a bridge, with traffic coming toward me, isn’t my idea of fun, even if I am heading to Ocean City for a getaway.
So I was happy to hear of this week’s Bay Bridge safety enhancements.
Thanks to construction crews — working 200 feet above the Bay, installing new lane markings, rumble strips and signs on the span — motorists now have physical and visual prompts to help stay focused and alert.
These crews have created a painted buffer between the westbound left lane and the center lane, using continuous double yellow lines, rumble strips and a solid white line along the 4.3-mile span.