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Dual Highway to be repaved

September 20, 1999|By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

The Dual Highway, one of the most traveled roads in Hagerstown, is slated to be repaved in spring 2000.

Preliminary work on the $1.6 million resurfacing project is to begin Oct. 4, when workers will patch cracks, potholes and other stress points along the highway, said Jim Zufall, State Highway Administration assistant district engineer for construction.

Zufall said the resurfacing, which will involve tearing up the top two inches of pavement and then laying new pavement, will probably start in April.

The asphalt used for repaving works best when the air temperature is above 50 degrees, Zufall said.

Both sides of the 3.3-mile highway from Cannon Avenue to Interstate 70 will be patched and resurfaced, Zufall said.

The repaving project is not expected to include any work on the bridge over Antietam Creek, which is currently being widened.

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The project will include widening of the eastbound turn lane for Mount Aetna Road, Zufall said.

Road work that may cause lane closures will be done at night to minimize the impact on traffic.

More than 25,000 vehicles a day travel sections of Dual Highway, according to State Highway Administration figures.

Craig Paving Inc. in Hagerstown was awarded the construction contract.

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