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Downtown/state projects

March 28, 1998

Downtown/state projects

The Maryland State Highway Administration is helping fund several improvements to downtown Hagerstown and U.S. 40 through the year 2000.

Aug. 4, 1997

Public Square renovation, including new bricks, planters and benches. The city contributed $200,000 toward the $455,000 project, which is expected to be complete this spring.

The upgrade and replacement of traffic signals at 55 intersections along U.S. 40 from Cannon Avenue to Nottingham Road and on several side streets.

The $2.1 million project is expected to be done by April 1999. The state's share is $1.5 million.

May 1999

Franklin and Washington streets from Cannon Avenue to Potomac Street will have sidewalks replaced and roads resurfaced.

The $1 million project is expected to be done by winter.

Additional sidewalks downtown might be replaced at the same time for $90,000.

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Spring 1999

The expansion of a bridge on U.S. 40 near Eastern Boulevard to add a left-turn lane to westbound U.S. 40. The project will preserve a historic bridge by expanding the modern bridge.

The state will contribute $1.8 million toward the project, which is expected to be complete in fall 2000.

Source: State of Maryland and City of Hagerstown.

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