Route 113

Governor Martin O’Malley has announced $49 million in new funding to widen a 9 mile stretch of Route 113.

And state officials say they will honor the late Maryland Delegate Bennett Bozman by dedicating a 14 mile portion of the highway to him that runs from Berlin to Snow Hill.

At a dedication ceremony yesterday Bozman’s widow Elizabeth said that her late husband would be proud. 

Bozman served as a Delegate from Wicomico and Worcester counties from 1991 to 2006 when he died.

Construction is set to begin early next year.

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The intersection of Bay Street and Route 113 in Berlin just got safer.

It now has new crosswalks, signage and a new speed limit that has been lowered from 55 mph to 45 mph.

In addition, town officials say a lit crossing signal will be put in by September.

The improvements come after a deadly crash in November where on teenager was killed while his brother lost his leg.

Don Rush

The Delaware Department of Transportation has unveiled its plans for Route 113 that would bypass the towns of Millsboro, Dagsboro and Frankford.

The Delaware Department of Transportation’s proposal calls for a nearly 17-mile project that would include 6 interchanges nine overpasses and five water crossings.

But WBOC reports that there is some concern that the new project could hurt some of the local businesses.

Accident Report,

There could be a solution to the dangerous intersection of Routes 113 and 12 where dozens of car accidents have occurred in the last few years.

It’s called the J-turn which will be placed at the intersections of Route 113 and Snow Hill Road as well as Route 113 and Route 346 or Public Landing Road.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the J-turn is merely an elongated U-turn.

It prevents drivers from cutting across Route 113.