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A Letter from Dr. Kane on Bay Bridge Construction

PDF Version of Dr. Kane's Letter


September 27, 2019 

Dear Parents and Caretakers, 

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is advising motorists to expect major delays beginning on Monday, September 30, 2019. The right lane of the westbound span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge will be closed for the MDTA’s $27 million deck rehabilitation project. The full right lane closure continues through April 2020, except during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Please be advised that any major traffic delays caused by the Bay Bridge rehabilitation project will likely cause delays for bus transportation services within all of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools (QACPS). As traffic delays occur this may affect pick up and/or drop off times. Please ensure that you have updated your contact information for each child (emergency contact, work number, cell phone number, email address, etc.) within PowerSchool/InfoSnap. 

Parents who anticipate delays in their ability to pick up students from the bus stop in grades Pre-K - 2 should provide their child’s school with the contact information of an authorized adult who can be available to meet their child at the bus stop. Student safety is our paramount concern. Parents and caregivers may expect communication via School Messenger when bus schedules are impacted. 

For Bay Bridge traffic information, call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) or visit To sign up for email/text alerts or to view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit For updates on major incidents, use Twitter at or Facebook at 


Andrea M. Kane, Ph.D. 

Superintendent of Schools