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Traffic patterns to change Monday for next phase of Eastern Boulevard work

September 26, 2008

The work to widen Eastern Boulevard is nearing its third and final phase as the contractor prepares to install the new pavement and concrete medians in the center portion of the roadway, according to a release from the City of Hagerstown.

Traffic on Eastern Boulevard will be shifted onto the new pavement on the east and west sides of the roadway to allow for removal and replacement of the existing pavement in the middle of the road.

Weather permitting, beginning on Monday, Sept. 29, and lasting until approximately Nov. 1, the center portion of Eastern Boulevard will be closed to allow for pavement removal, soil stabilization, installation of the new pavement section, and the installation of the new partial traffic signal at Opal Court.

The following changes to traffic patterns will occur:

o Professional Court: the crossover portion of the intersection will remain open to accommodate turning vehicles; however, there may be short periods of time when left turns into and out of Professional Court are restricted to accommodate the construction.

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o Opal Court: inbound left turns from southbound Eastern Boulevard and outbound left turns onto Eastern Boulevard will be restricted. Motorists desiring to access Opal Court will be forced to use northbound Eastern Boulevard. Motorists leaving Opal Court will be forced to turn right and head north toward Professional Court and Jefferson Boulevard.

o Diamond Drive: inbound left turns from southbound Eastern Boulevard and outbound left turns onto Eastern Boulevard will be restricted. Motorists desiring to access Diamond Drive will be forced to use northbound Eastern Boulevard or Cameo Drive. Motorists leaving Diamond Drive will forced to turn right onto Eastern Boulevard and head north toward Jefferson Boulevard.

Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the work zones; however, access from Eastern Boulevard to the side streets will be restricted as noted above.

Those wishing more information may contact the City's Department of Engineering and Code Administration at 301-739-8577, ext. 125, if there are any questions regarding this advisory.

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