New traffic signal to be activated in Worcester Co.
BERLIN, Md. – A new traffic signal will soon be active in Worcester County.
On Saturday, January 14th, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will activate a new signal at the Route 113 and MD 818 (Main Street) intersection in Berlin. The signal will be in flash-only mode for 72 hours beginning Saturday to give motorists a chance to get used to its operation. Portable changeable message signs will also be in place to alert motorists of the new signal.
By Tuesday, January 17th, the signal will be fully operational.
Construction on the signal began in October 2022 after a traffic analysis determined that a signal would increase the safety of motorists and pedestrians at this location. Officials say nearly 20,000 vehicles use this section of Route 113 at this intersection every day.