Level 2 Wind Restriction for Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel – State of Maryland

The Cheseake Bay Bridge Tunnel has been placed on a Level 2 wind restriction and certain vehicles will not be permitted to cross due to hazard conditions.

The following types of vehicles will not be allowed to cross the facility during Level 2 wind restrictions: motorcycles; large pick-up campers; camper trailers; house trailers; anything being towed; vehicles with any exterior cargo; empty tractor-trailers, not to include empty tanker trucks*; small six-wheel trucks such as moving vans, rental trucks, school buses, etc.

Tractor-trailers must gross 15,000 pounds payload in addition to the weight of the rig and six-wheel trucks must gross 15,000 pounds payload in addition to the weight of the rig in order to be allowed to cross the facility during Level 2 wind restrictions. Tractors without trailers are allowed to cross.

Maximum safe speed 45 mph. Complimentary District-operated wind vans will be provided to assist in transporting exterior cargo that would otherwise restrict passenger cars and pickups.

*Empty tanker trucks are allowed to cross under Level 2 wind restrictions.