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City’s DPW staff implements “alternate merge” plan on northbound South Market Street, to address bottleneck hot spot.
In response to requests from several residents, Northbound South Market Street (north of Monocacy Blvd/New Design Rd) was upgraded to an “alternate merge” plan last week.
An alternate merge is a late merge or zipper-merge for efficiently merging traffic into a reduced number of lanes. Drivers in merging lanes are expected to use both lanes to advance to the point of lane reduction and alternatively merge at that location.
The City’s Traffic Engineering department will be monitoring the new traffic plan for its effectiveness.