September 30, 2023

Future of TJ Johnson Bridge Topic of Public Forums


United Bridge Partners will hold public forums to hear from the community regarding the future of the Thomas Johnson Bridge. The first meeting will be September 28 at the Lexington Park Library.

Safety Top on Bates’ Issues

The safety of infrastructure extends beyond a safe bridge and roads — fire-fighters, rescue, and EMS workers, as well as teachers must be supported to keep a community strong.

Gilday: Larger Fleet Means Larger Share of the Budget

With more ships needed in more places around the world, the US Navy needs a larger fleet and a larger share of the defense budget, says Chief of Naval Operations ADM Mike Gilday. That would mean changing the historical split of funding among the services.

Solomons Bridge Nighttime Inspection Nov. 3-7

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The inspection of the Solomons bridge will take place Sun., Nov. 3, through Thurs., Nov. 7, from 9 pm until 5 am the following morning. During the inspection, crews will close one lane and alternate traffic in the open lane using a flagging operation.

Senate Staffers’ Data Breached Also


Senate staffers learn they are among millions of government employees whose personal data was hacked.

Patching on Solomons Bridge this Week

Beginning Tuesday, the Solomon’s bridge will go to single lane during the evening for maintenance. Dates: Oct. 1-3 and possibly Sunday Oct. 6 as well.

Sunday Work on Thomas Johnson Bridge

Thomas Johnson Bridge will be a single lane for maintenance work 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Repairs Saturday on Bridge to Solomons

Another wind sensor repair slated for Saturday will begin at 7 a.m.

Thomas Johnson Bridge Painting Begins This Weekend

The work will not extend to the center spans of the structure.

One-Lane Solomons Bridge

Bridge will be down to one lane for three weekends next month for inspections.