New traffic signals on Public Square
Shoppers and workers in downtown Hagerstown will not be able to cross Public Square diagonally as of Friday, city officials said.
New traffic signals at the intersection of Potomac and Washington streets will be activated on Friday, said City Engineer Bruce Johnston.
As a result of traffic light changes, pedestrians will have to cross one street at a time, Johnston said.
Barrels will be placed temporarily at the corners to warn pedestrians not to cross diagonally, he said.
Signs will be posted warning pedestrians to cross only at the crosswalks, said Assistant City Engineer Rodney Tissue.