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I'm traveling to Ocean City, MD on Friday, however trying to find another way without taking the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. They are doing construction on the bridge.Submitted by Cora C, Nanjemoy MD on September 30, 2019
From Nanjemoy, MD you would be best to pick a time early or late that avoids traffic and construction on the bay bridge, as there is really no good way to cross the bay from where you are. However, if you really want to avoid the bridge, you will need to go over the north side of the bay. and will take about an extra 75 minutes. This route will also have some tall bridges, but none as long as the Bay Bridge. The tallest one is probably the Delaware Route 1 bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal (just under a mile long, 100 feet off the water.
Here is the route: From Nanjemoy, head to I-95 North. Continue on it through Maryland into Delaware and then take Delaware Route 1 South. Take Delaware Route 1 South to Milford, DE where you get on US Route 113 South. Take 113 South into MD. If you are going to midtown or northern OC, get off 113 onto MD Route 90 East and take it to OC. If you are going to the south end of OC, continue in 113 to to Route 50 East. Both Route 90 East and Route 50 East end in Ocean City.
I suggest keep your route over the Bay Bridge but if you can leave as early as possible to help beat the traffic
Take I-95 North into Delaware. Take Exit 4A off of I-95 (it reads Rt 1 and Rt 7). Stay on Route 1. Continue on Route 1 Bypass until it ends into Route 113 South. After you cross the MD/DE line take Route 589 (left traffic light). Take Route 589 to third light (Route 90 East). Follow Route 90 until it ends on Coastal Highway in Ocean City.