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Briefs for 7/27

July 27, 2002

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The West Virginia Governor's Highway Safety Office has joined with other Highway Safety Offices in the region in Checkpoint Strikeforce, a project to reduce the number of people injured and killed in alcohol-related crashes.

As part of the project, Martinsburg City Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the 800 block of Winchester Avenue (U.S. Route 11) within the city limits between midnight Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday.

An alternative site for the checkpoint will be the 800 block of East Moler Avenue (W.Va. Route 45).

Questions about the checkpoint should be directed to Sgt. Tim Catlett at 1-304-264-2100.




Hagerstown tentatively schedules miling, paving



The City of Hagerstown has contracted with C.W. Heitzer Inc. to complete the annual street overlay.

Weather permitting, the contractor has tentatively scheduled to complete milling and/or paving at the following locations next week:

  • Rose Hill Avenue from East First Street to the city line.

  • South Potomac Street from West Howard Street to the city line.

  • West Memorial Boulevard from Potomac Street to Summit Avenue.

  • Fair Meadows Boulevard from Winston Drive to the city line.

  • Park Lane from Potomac Avenue to Woodland Way.



Other streets to be overlaid in the next few weeks include portions of West Baltimore Street, Corbett Street, Hood Street and the Rochester Parking Lot near South Prospect Street.

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Motorists on these streets should watch for detours or other altered traffic patterns. Also, note that manholes and valves may be raised above the pavement surface in anticipation of the overlay.

Residents along these streets should photograph the condition of the curbs along their properties in the event they are damaged by the paving operation.

For information, call 301-739-8577, extension 128.

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