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Mt. Hermon Five-Point Intersection Gets Faster With New Sensor Cameras

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SALISBURY, Md. - The five-point intersection connecting Mt. Hermon Road, Truitt Street, Main Street and E. William Street in Salisbury has new vehicle sensor cameras that will cut down signal times for drivers.

The intersection is historically a headache for local drivers, with some, like Lisa Jones, saying they avoid it all together. 

"For one thing the lights take forever to turn green and people don't know which way to go, you've got too many turns. You can turn left, straight, so I just don't go there," Jones said.

City Electrician Joseph Smith says the cameras can now sense when a car is waiting for the light to change, whereas the light used to run on a max timer.

"It took about two minutes to go through each cycle. So if you sit and missed a light, you'd be sitting there for two minutes just to go for it to turn green again," Smith said. 

But Jones is hesitant to believe these new cameras will fix the intersection completely.

"I think it might make it faster, which is what it needs to be but I don't know about easier because people still get confused of which way to go and who has the right of way," Jones said. 

Smith said this new system is the latest version in the entire city of Salisbury. 

Mayor Jake Day says while a roundabout option is unlikely at this intersection, the state would be the one to install any future changes. 

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