By JULIE E. GREENE
Hagerstown's annual road repavement program is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 4.
As the work goes on, drivers will encounter no parking signs, detours and one-lane streets.
The project is expected to be complete by early September, said Assistant City Engineer Rodney Tissue.
Main traffic routes, such as Pennsylvania Avenue and North Cleveland Avenue, will be milled before repaving begins, with an inch of blacktop removed before a new coat is applied.
Some of the streets haven't been repaved in 20 or 30 years, Tissue said.
Streets being paved are usually closed to through traffic. "No Parking" signs will be posted on streets one day before work begins, Tissue said. Vehicles not moved from the streets will be towed at the owners' expense.