The State Highway Administration plans to make safety and traffic improvements to several Route 140 intersections in Carroll County during the new year.
Topping the list of improvements are traffic signals at the intersections of Route 140 and Cranberry Road and Route 140 and Sandymount Road, an overhead warning device for a signal change at Route 140 and Route 97 east and a right-turn lane on westbound Route 140 at Royer Road/Meadow Branch Road.
The signal at Cranberry Road is needed to accommodate traffic to the Cranberry Square Shopping Center. The signals will be coordinated to help traffic flow.
The Route 140-Route 97 intersection has been identified as a high-accident intersection. Adding a right-turn lane on Route 140 at Meadow Branch Road will help the westbound traffic flow.