Full Signal Activation Set for Thursday, September 19; Drivers Advised

News Release, Maryland State Highway Administration

(September 18, 2019) – Tomorrow, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will activate a new traffic signal at the MD 2/4 (Solomons Island Road)/Commerce Lane intersection in Prince Frederick. MDOT SHA crews placed the new traffic signal on a 72-hour flash mode this week to familiarize motorists with the new traffic pattern.

MDOT SHA will monitor operations at the intersection and reminds drivers to use caution when traveling through the area. This intersection improvement is part of theMD 2/4 between Fox Run Boulevard and MD 231 (Hallowing Point Road / Church Street)improvement project. Next week, crews will shift southbound MD 2/4 traffic and continue pavement work along the shoulder. Other work includes curb and gutter, sidewalk, work at business entrances, and drainage structures.

Approximately 45,000 vehicles use this section of Solomons Island Road each day. Customers who have questions may contact the MDOT SHA District 5 Office at 410-841-1000 or toll-free at 1-800-331-5603 for additional information.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for motorists, as well as our crews. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes. Drive like you work here and slowdown in construction zones.

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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