***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA SET TO BEGIN MD 228 INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS IN CHARLES COUNTY

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​Project Will Improve Traffic Flow and Safety at MD 228 and Western Parkway 

(September 16, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has begun a $1.5 million safety and access improvement project at the MD 228 (Berry Road) and Western Parkway intersection in the Waldorf area of Charles County. Preliminary work began this week and the project is expected to be complete in December.

Crews will work nightly, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, as needed. All work is weather permitting. The project includes:

  • Improving traffic capacity and flow with an additional left turn lane on eastbound MD 228 (Berry Road) to northbound Western Parkway.
  • Enhancing pedestrian access with construction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant sidewalks and ramps, including related signal timing modifications.
  • Improving concrete curbs and gutters, stormwater management facilities and storm pipes.
  • Replacing storm drain inlets and pipes.
  • Installing new pavement markings and upgraded line striping.

MDOT SHA contractor Team Cam LLC, of Linthicum Heights, will perform the work. Customers who have questions about this project may contact the MDOT SHA District 5 Office at 410-841-1000 or toll-free at 1-800-331-5603.​

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 Note

From 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.


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