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Crews to begin Jonathan Street work Thursday

May 30, 2008

Work crews from Northern Pipeline Co. will begin installing a new gas main at the intersection of Jonathan Street and Church Street at 7 a.m. Thursday, weather permitting.

The work will involve trenching out into the intersection to connect the new gas main to an existing gas main. Due to the confined space available to perform this work, all four legs of the intersection will be closed to vehicular traffic, according to a prepared release from the City of Hagerstown.

As a result, Church Street will be closed to through traffic between North Prospect and North Potomac streets, and Jonathan Street will be closed to through traffic between Franklin and Bethel streets.

Local traffic will be able to use Church and Jonathan streets up to work zone at the intersection. Through traffic will be forced to detour around the work area using other city streets.

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Motorists approaching the work area should expect to encounter detour signs, barricades, and other traffic control devices. The intersection is expected to be reopened to traffic by Thursday at 4 p.m.

Emergency vehicles will not be able to pass through the intersection of Church and Jonathan streets while the work is being performed, the release says.

Beginning the week of June 9, work crews from Ardent Construction will begin the installation of new water and sanitary sewer mains in the 200 block of Jonathan Street.

That work will mark the beginning of the closure of Jonathan Street to through traffic until approximately the summer of 2009.

Through traffic approaching the work zone will be forced to detour around the work zone using other city streets. A traffic-control plan will be implemented to direct local traffic and through traffic around the work zone.

Emergency vehicles will not be able to pass through the 200 block of Jonathan Street once this work begins.

Those with questions may contact the city's Department of Engineering and Code Administration at 301-739-8577, ext. 125.

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