It involved the installation of new left and right hand turn lanes, and traffic signals.
Frederick, Md (KM) A roadway improvement project in Frederick County has been completed. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration says work at the intersection of Route 26 (Liberty Road) at Old Annapolis Road and Water Street included the installation of new turn lanes, and full colored traffic signals.
SHA says crews installed two new 480-foot left turn lanes in both directions of Route 26; and added a new 480-foot dedicated lane for right turns from Route 26 to Old Annapolis Road; full color traffic signals to replace the flashing beacon, and a new warning light for westbound traffic prior to the intersection.
Crews also resurfaced the roadway and improved drainage in the area.. The work costs $4.3-million.
“We are improving safety at this intersection by creating safer turning movements as we see increasing traffic and residential development in the area,” says MDOT SHA Administrator Tim Smith, in a statement.. “This project is another example of MDOT SHA’s commitment to the safety of our customers.”
The contractor for this project was Kibler Construction of FInksburg.
By Kevin McManus