HAGERSTOWN -- A $3.7 million construction project to overhaul Jonathan Street recently hit a snag that could prolong traffic detours for several more weeks.
On Tuesday, City Engineer Rodney Tissue told the Hagerstown City Council that a large rock deposit was discovered about 14 feet below the street when workers began to replace a sanitary sewer line.
Dislodging the rock over the sewer line will add about two months to the project, he said. The best option to remove the rock would be to use controlled blasting.
"We're going to concentrate on the 200 block and get this rock out of there," Tissue said. "It's a major change in direction as far as (replacing the sanitary sewer line)."