Commuters may soon no longer see a road construction worker manually flipping a 'stop' or 'slow' sign while road work is being completed.
Beginning November 27, the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration will test an Automated Flagger Assistance Device during a drainage project on MD 807 at Patmar Drive north of Cumberland.
The technology would eliminate the dangers a human being normally faces when controlling traffic with hand held 'stop' and 'slow' signs.
During the pilot, drivers in the area will sea a trailer-mounted device that displays the same signs normally seen at road construction zones. MDOT-SHA staff will be on-site managing the equipment from a close, safe location along the shoulder.
The project is expected to continue through Thursday, November 29.