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Street work will affect city traffic

March 27, 1998|By JULIE E. GREENE

Street work will affect city traffic

Hagerstown drivers will run into altered traffic patterns during the next two weeks as contractors seal cracks in city roads to prevent further deterioration, Assistant City Engineer Rodney Tissue said.

Drivers might be directed to one side of the road on one-lane roads so the tar can dry, Tissue said.

The work will start Tuesday, weather permitting, and is expected to be done between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., he said.

Work on the busiest streets will be done between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to try to avoid rush-hour traffic, Tissue said. Those streets include Potomac, Frederick, Jefferson, Locust, and Mulberry streets and Eastern Boulevard.

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The following roads will be patched:




- South Potomac Street from Antietam Street to Memorial Boulevard.

- Frederick Street from Willow Circle to East Baltimore Street.

- North Prospect Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to West Washington Street.

- Jefferson Street from North Cleveland Avenue to the city limit.

- North and South Locust from Locust Point to Broadway.

- The length of North and South Mulberry, as needed.

- East Baltimore Street from South Potomac Street to South Mulberry Street.

- East Antietam Street from South Potomac Street to South Cannon Avenue.

- East First Street from Pope Avenue to Oak Street.

- Indiana Avenue from Salem Avenue to Marshall Street.

- East Howard Street from Potomac Street to Rose Hill Avenue.

- Rose Hill Avenue from East Howard Street to East First Street.

- Sherman Avenue from Marion Street to Burhans Boulevard.

- Eastern Boulevard from Dual Highway to Jefferson Boulevard.

The city will pay for the patching project with $20,000 from the general fund, Tissue said. The work will be part of a broader overlay project organized by the Maryland State Highway Administration, which has hired Frederick-based FSM Inc. for the job.

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