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Gas main work to affect intersection

May 31, 2008

Work crews from Northern Pipeline Co. will begin installing a gas main at the intersection of Jonathan and Church streets Thursday at 7 a.m., weather permitting, according to a City of Hagerstown press release.

The work will involve trenching out into the intersection to connect the new main to an existing gas main, according to the release.

Due to the confined space, all four legs of the intersection will be closed to vehicular traffic. 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, according to the release.

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

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Motorists approaching the work area should expect to encounter detour signs, barricades and other traffic control devices. Emergency vehicles will not be able to pass through the intersection while the work is being performed, according to the release.

The intersection is expected to be reopened to traffic by Thursday at 4 p.m.

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

The work will mark the beginning of the closure of Jonathan Street to through traffic until approximately the summer of 2009, according to the release.

Through traffic approaching the work zone will be detoured around the work zone. 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 the work begins.

For information, call the city's Department of Engineering and Code Administration at 301-739-8577, ext. 125.

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