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May 18, 2007

Child safety seat checkpoint is today



Maryland State Police will be conduct a child safety seat checkpoint today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hagerstown barracks at 18345 Col. Henry K. Douglas Drive, according to a state police press release.

The checkpoint will help educate the public on the proper use and installation of child safety seats, according to the release.

Safety seats will be installed at no charge during the checkpoint.




Work at intersection set to begin Monday



Work crews from Henson & Son Inc. will begin excavation work at the intersection of West Wilson Boulevard and Maryland Avenue on Monday beginning at 7 a.m. to install new storm-drain lines, according to a City of Hagerstown press release.

The project is expected to continue until mid-August, and will involve lane closures and shifting lanes on all four legs of the intersection, according to the release.

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Traffic on Wilson Boulevard will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction throughout most of the project, but will not be closed, according to the release.

Maryland Avenue will be closed to all traffic between West Wilson Boulevard and Downsville Road for a few weeks beginning as early as May 25, according to the release. Traffic will be detoured around the work zone via Downsville Road and South Potomac Street, according to the release.

For information, call the city Engineering Department at 301-739-8577, ext. 125.

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