SHARPSBURG -- Harpers Ferry Road traffic will be sent on an eight-mile detour next spring and summer while the county rehabilitates the road's stone arch bridge over Antietam Creek, county engineering officials said.
The project is scheduled to begin in early spring and will take about six months, project manager Jim Plummer said.
The Washington County Engineering Department will host a community informational meeting Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Sharpsburg Town Hall to discuss the project, Plummer said. In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for Wednesday.
Plummer said he anticipates the impact of the project will be "more low-key" than that of the rehabilitation of the stone arch bridge on East Oak Ridge Drive in Funkstown, which sparked protests from numerous Funkstown-area residents and business owners.
The Harpers Ferry Road bridge is not as heavily utilized as the East Oak Ridge Drive bridge, Plummer said. However, the detour options will be more limited than those in Funkstown, he said.