SALISBURY, Md. - If you’re driving in Salisbury, you may have come across an intersection that needs quite the facelift. And county officials are doing something about it.
Last night, the city council voted to hire a firm called Wallace Montgomery and Associates out of Towson to redesign the intersection at Riverside drive, Camden Avenue, West Carroll Avenue and Mill Street and turn it into a roundabout.
The move to hire a firm comes after a traffic study showed going with a roundabout is a better option than just replacing the lighting and infrastructure.
Officials say it will not only be a safer option, but it will also be a bonus for an area they are hoping to improve.
Mayor Jake Day says, “The primary driver is efficiency, it’s a poorly performing intersection, so we want to make it better for people over there, it’s also an opportunity polish the outskirts of our downtown, you know our Riverwalk is getting to receive some major infrastructure improvements, our Main Street is obviously under construction and you’re going to see an improvement aesthetically.”
Besides the addition of the roundabout, new bike lanes and sidewalks will be added.
We’re told the design should be done by late spring. The project itself is projected to finished by summer 2019.