Road resurfacing plans for next two years shared

December 14, 2005|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

The City of Hagerstown is planning to resurface five roads in the summer of 2006 and five more the following summer, according to a plan shown to the mayor and Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday.

The 2006 projects are:

  • Frederick Street from East Memorial Boulevard to Willow Circle

  • North Prospect Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Church Street

  • Virginia Avenue from West Howard Street to Park Circle

  • West Wilson Boulevard from South Potomac Street to Summit Avenue

  • Oak Hill Avenue from the CSX railroad tracks to Northern Avenue

The 2007 projects are:

  • Northern Avenue from Fountain Head Road to Potomac Avenue

  • Westside Avenue from West Franklin Street to Salem Avenue

  • North Locust Street from East Washington Street to Broadway

  • East Antietam Street from South Cannon Avenue to South Cleveland Avenue

  • Mitchell Avenue from Salem Avenue to North Burhans Boulevard

City Engineer Rodney Tissue said the expected cost is $425,000 for the 2006 work and $275,000 for the 2007 work.

Typically, the city spends $250,000 to $300,000 a year on resurfacing, he wrote in a memo.


The City Council approved the 2006 list last year. The 2007 list is tentative.

The city uses traffic data and road conditions to determine which roads to resurface, not complaints or "who lives where," Tissue said.

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