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Street work to cause traffic delays

September 23, 2002|by SCOTT BUTKI

scottb@herald-mail.com

The City of Hagerstown is warning motorists they may encounter traffic delays in the city due to construction projects scheduled to start next week and the continuation of work on the Maryland Highway Administration's U.S. 40 Streetscape project.

Jonathan Street and Prospect Street will be closed to through traffic from West Franklin Street due to the Streetscape work, the city said in a news release. The state contractor will be completing sidewalks and continuing storm water pipe installation and will start excavating for brick sidewalks.

There will be lane shifts and closures from Jonathan Street to Walnut Street on Franklin Street, the city said.

Additionally, there may be some traffic delays as Callas Contractors removes sidewalks in the first block of West Washington Street near the County Commuter bus stop, the city said. Work on the project is expected to occur from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Under a separate project, brick sidewalks and crosswalks will be installed at the intersection of South Potomac and Antietam streets, according to a city news release.

The work is expected to take about six weeks, the city said.

Also, the former Unikote building on West Antietam Street, immediately east of the new Washington County District Court building, will be demolished to make way for construction of a new 18-space public parking lot, the city said.

The work is expected to take about two months.

North Prospect Street between Church and Franklin streets will be closed Monday and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. while Callas Contractors installs storm drains, the city said.

For more information on the projects, call the City Engineering Department at 301-739-8577, extension 125.

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