Washington County briefs

September 29, 2004|by TARA REILLY

Meeting to be held about U.S. 40 bridge

The Maryland State Highway Administration will hold a public meeting Oct. 5 to discuss proposed improvements to the bridge on U.S. 40 over Licking Creek, Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said at Tuesday's commissioners meeting.

The meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Clear Spring High School.

The proposed improvements include replacing the bridge's concrete roadway. U.S. 40 would be widened from 26 feet to 28 feet across the bridge. The improved road would consist of 11-foot lanes with 3-foot shoulders, according to a notice of the meeting.

The bridge would be closed during construction; traffic would be rerouted around the bridge to Interstate 70.

Wall displays and plans showing the proposed improvements and detour will be available for public review at the meeting. A brief presentation will be made at 7 p.m. A question and answer period will follow.


Anyone with questions may contact Daniel Beck, project manager for the State Highway Administration, at 410-545-8317, at 1-888-375-1084 or by e-mail at

Cleaning companies awarded contracts

Two cleaning companies were awarded contracts Tuesday to clean Washington County buildings.

The Washington County Commissioners approved the following contracts for janitorial services:

· Stockwell Maintenance Systems Inc. of Williamsport for $27,675 to clean the County Administration Building; $49,010 to clean the Washington County Courthouse and Annex; $13,445 to clean the Agricultural Education Center Museum and Extension Service Office; and $5,325 to clean the Solid Waste Department building.

· Servtec Custodial of Hagerstown for $12,340 to clean the Administrative Annex and $37,996 to clean the County Office Building.

Arc requests money for facility expansion

Arc of Washington County Inc. asked the County Commissioners on Tuesday to contribute money toward an expansion of the organization's Medical Day Care Facility at 838 Florida Ave. in Hagerstown.

Arc provides services to adults with developmental disabilities.

It is estimated the project will cost a little more than $1 million, according to a Sept. 1 letter from Arc to the commissioners.

Arc has received a state grant for $764,000 to design and build the 15,819-square-foot addition and is trying to raise $255,000 to finance its share of the project, according to the letter.

Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said the commissioners will decide in two to three weeks whether to make a contribution.

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