The Maryland Transportation Authority and the Federal Highway Administration have completed the Tier 1 study of a new Chesapeake Bay crossing, required by the National Environmental Policy Act. The study recommends that the best of the options they considered is one that connects the Annapolis area with Queenstown, formally known as Corridor 7. See https://www.baycrossingstudy.com/nepa-process/preferred-corridor-alternative for the justification.
It is important to note that the study did not consider an alternative of no new bridge. Nor did it use current conditions for many of its predictions. For an analysis of these and other issues, see the Queen Anne’s Conservation Association comments at https://qaca.org/press-release-%26-archives