Drivers in the North Jonathan Street area can expect to see traffic pattern changes in the surrounding area in about three weeks as officials attempt to curb illegal drug activity, city officials said Tuesday.
Hagerstown City Council members voted 4-1 on Tuesday night to change the traffic patterns.
Councilman J. Wallace McClure cast the lone dissenting vote.
McClure said he doesn't oppose changing the traffic patterns, but wanted to set a date to re-evaluate the change.
The changes call for making several streets and alleys one-way northbound.
Parking on Sumans Avenue would be restricted to two hours.
Councilman William M. Breichner said the council might have to make more traffic changes in the future, including Charles Street.
Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II said he wants the traffic changes to remain in effect through next summer to see what effect they have on drug activity.