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Road work briefs

August 10, 2007

North Locust Street striping begins today



Work crews will begin striping parking spaces on the east side of North Locust Street between Washington Street and Broadway in Hagerstown this morning.

Traffic will be maintained as one through lane, but motorists approaching North Locust Street should expect to encounter flagmen and lane shifts until the work is completed, according to a City of Hagerstown press release.

For information, contact the city engineering department at 301-739-8577, ext. 125.




Md. 68 resurfacing to start next week



Resurfacing will begin next week on a section of Md. 68 between Cedar Ridge Road and Bottom Road in Williamsport, according to a release from the Maryland State Highway Administration. The $961,000 project will be completed by mid-fall, weather permitting.

The project includes patching, grinding and resurfacing more than three miles of Md. 68, also known as Clear Spring Road. Approximately 2,600 vehicles travel along Clear Spring Road near Williamsport every day, according to the release.

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Motorists will encounter single-lane closures, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. while the work is under way. Shoulder closures might also take place at any time, according to the release. Flaggers, arrow boards, advanced warning signs, traffic drums and cones will guide motorists through the work zones.

For information about traffic operations along Md. 68 or any other state numbered routes within Washington County, call SHA's District 6 office at 301-729-8400 or toll-free at 1-800-760-7138.

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