Thomas Johnson Bridge to Undergo Routine Maintenance This Week - Southern Maryland Headline News

Thomas Johnson Bridge to Undergo Routine Maintenance This Week

Night and Weekend Work to be Completed by Sunday May 1

BALTIMORE (April 26, 2011) — The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will perform routine maintenance and inspections on the MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) Bridge over the Patuxent River (Thomas Johnson Bridge) on April 27, 28, 30 and May 1.

During the overnight hours of Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 SHA will patch the riding surface (bridge deck) to improve ride quality. Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

SHA will also inspect the bridge during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. This work will begin at 6 a.m. and continue through 1 p.m. each day, weather permitting. A flagging operation will be in place to guide motorists through the single-lane work zone; both routine operations are weather permitting.

In addition to biennial inspections of the entire bridge structure, SHA conducts regular monitoring of the bridge deck (riding surface) and performs maintenance, repairs and upgrades to the bridge as appropriate.

Constructed in 1977, the Thomas Johnson Bridge carries more than 28,000 vehicles each day between Calvert County and St. Mary's County.

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