NEW SIGNAL NOW OPERATIONAL ON WESTBOUND US 50 NEAR SALISBURY

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Maryland-T Configuration Will Improve Safety, Access at White Lowe Road Intersection
 
(October 3, 2019) – A new US 50 (Ocean Gateway) traffic signal is now operational and will improve safety and access at the White Lowe Road intersection just west of Salisbury. The new half-traffic signal directs traffic along westbound US 50.
 
The signal is part of a Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) project to convert the intersection to a “Maryland-T” configuration. The reconstructed intersection also includes a new merge lane onto eastbound US 50, conversion of Stanton Avenue to a right-turn only intersection and a restricted median to eliminate cross-traffic.
 
These enhancements will enhance safety at the Wicomico County intersection by eliminating median queueing, cross traffic and left turns from Stanton Avenue onto westbound US 50. The new signals at westbound US 50/White Lowe Road will facilitate safe access onto eastbound US 50.
 
Maryland-T configurations enhance safety by reducing the number of potential conflict points at an intersection. While designs can vary to fit specific locations, a typical Maryland-T on a divided highway will feature traffic signals controlling one side of the highway along with extended merge and turn lanes and median access restrictions.
 
MDOT SHA awarded the $2.3 million construction contract to George & Lynch of Dover, DE. Approximately 25,000 vehicles travel this part of US 50 each day and volumes are significantly higher during the summer tourist season.
For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA's electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log onto md511.maryland.gov.
 
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