NEWS RELEASE

MDOT SHA ENHANCES SAFETY ON MD 51 (OLDTOWN ROAD) IN CUMBERLAND

Intersection Warning Beacons to be Installed at Key Locations on MD 51

(January 29, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will install intersection warning beacons at the MD 51 (Oldtown Road) intersection with Mexico Farms Road and Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) Road. MDOT SHA will design and construct the highway safety enhancements and the systems will be operational this fall.

“The flashing beacons will activate when vehicles on the side roads approach the intersection, warning drivers on each road to use caution,” said MDOT SHA District 6 Engineer Anthony K. Crawford.

The beacons will flash yellow to alert drivers on MD 51 when vehicles are detected at the side road intersections. Similarity, beacons on Mexico Farms Road and Pittsburgh Plate Glass Road will alert drivers waiting to turn that vehicles are approaching on MD 51. The cost to purchase and install the warning beacons is approximately $200,000.
 
 
(Google photo: Intersection Warning Beacons similar to what MDOT SHA will be installing on MD 51 in Cumberland, Allegany County.)
 
The average traffic volume on MD 51 in this region is more than 11,000 vehicles daily. The speed limit is 55 MPH.
 
The e-Road Ready electronic construction brochure is  available by clicking here. The e-brochure highlights major road construction and maintenance projects in each of MDOT SHA’s seven engineering districts which cover Maryland.
 
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