Work on a reconfiguration of the intersection of Routes 113 and 12 in Snow Hill is expected to begin during the fall of 2013, following the Worcester County Commissioners’ push for a higher safety level there.
The improvements will be J-turns, which will be used to direct traffic away from the intersection. Instead of crossing Route 113, motorists on Route 12 who wish to continue on Route 12 on the other side of Route 113 would turn right onto Route 113 and then make a later turn left to reach the continuation of Route 12.
“It solves the far side accidents,” Matt Allen of Wallace Montgomery, the firm that did the traffic studies and engineering designs, said during Tuesday’s commissioners’ meeting. “That’s what this configuration solves.”