US 40 sign)Motorists Should Expect Traffic Shifts Mondays Through Fridays In September (September 15, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a project next week to improve intersection safety on US 40 at the entrance to Greenbrier State Park in the Boonsboro area of Washington County. Weather permitting, the project will begin Monday, September 19, and continue through the end of the month.Crews will work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, to perform excavation and install a new raised median, signage and pavement markings. Barrels will be used to shift traffic in the work area to protect both workers and motorists.The work is part of a $497,000 areawide project to improve intersection capacity, provide congestion relief and enhance safety at various locations in Washington County. MDOT SHA contractor C. William Hetzer, of Hagerstown, will perform the work.Beginning October 1, 2022, the Move Over Law in Maryland will require 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.Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance. For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov. Editor’s NoteFrom intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders. MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.