MD-818 sign(October 26, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a paving project Tuesday, November 1, on MD 818 (Main Street) between US 113 (Worcester Highway) north of the Town of Berlin and US 113 south of town limits. The project should be completed by the end of November, weather permitting. Crews will work between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Motorists can expect single-lane closures, and traffic will be guided through the work zone by cones and arrow boards. Drivers should expect major traffic impacts with significant delays during work hours. MDOT SHA is asking residents and businesses for their cooperation during paving operations. Hot asphalt may require up to two hours to cool before drivers and pedestrians can safely cross the new road surface. MDOT SHA contractor Allen Myers Inc. will perform the work. The Move Over Law in Maryland requires motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares or other caution signals. The expanded law is in place to protect emergency responders and motorists who encounter a roadside emergency. For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov.