Nighttime Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge in March

February 20, 2018

Bridge Inspection Requires Flagging Operation March 4 to March 31

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a month long routine bridge inspection of the MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) Bridge over the Patuxent River (Governor Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge) at the Calvert/St. Mary’s County line. Weather permitting, the inspection will be complete by the end of March.

The inspection will necessitate crews to close one of two lanes and alternate traffic using a flagging operation on the bridge Sunday nights thru Friday mornings between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Overnight commuters should plan extra travel time across the bridge.

The Road Ready electronic construction brochure is now available by clicking here. The e-brochure highlights major road construction and maintenance projects in each Maryland. Maryland drivers can Know Before You Go! visiting for live traffic updates, including construction delays and lane closures.

While MDOT SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands.