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Radio tower planned on Hump Road

March 16, 1998

Radio tower planned on Hump Road

Nextel Communications Inc. plans to build a radio tower at 118 Hump Road on property owned by Craig's Blacktop and Paving Inc.

Lance Zeigler, a site acquisition contractor working for Nextel, said the tower probably would be about 200 feet tall and would provide enhanced digital wireless phone and two-way radio services.

"It's kind of a cross between a walkie-talkie and a cell phone," he said.

Several industrial businesses are on Hump Road, which borders the Washington County Business Park west of Hagerstown. Another tower, owned by Antietam Cable, is near the site where Nextel's tower would be.

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Nextel has asked the Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals for a special exception for the tower building. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Washington County Commissioners meeting room at 100 W. Washington St.

- Steven T. Dennis

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