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Eastern Boulevard reconstruction to resume

March 19, 2009

HAGERSTOWN -- With the return of warmer weather, the final stage of the reconstruction of Eastern Boulevard is about to resume, according to a City of Hagerstown press release.

Weather permitting, crews from Charles E. Brake Co. Inc. on Monday will begin removing and replacing the existing pavement at the Eastern Boulevard/Conrad Court intersection, and in one of the southbound lanes of Eastern Boulevard in front of the Centre at Antietam Creek shopping center, according to the release.

While the work is being performed, no crossover traffic will be allowed at the Eastern Boulevard/Conrad Court intersection, according to the release. Vehicles exiting Conrad Court will be forced to turn right and head north on Eastern Boulevard. Motorists wanting to enter Conrad Court will be forced to do so from northbound Eastern Boulevard.

Motorists approaching the work zone should expect to encounter cones, barricades and other traffic control devices, according to the release.

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The contractor anticipates the intersection will be closed to crossover traffic until about April 7, according to the release.

Once the work is completed, the final surface pavement course will be installed over the entire project area from Conrad Court to Jefferson Boulevard and final pavement markings will be installed, according to the release.

Motorists will encounter temporary lane shifts on Eastern Boulevard to accommodate the paving operations.

Motorists also might encounter temporary delays entering or exiting Conrad Court, Opal Court, Professional Court and Diamond Drive while the new pavement is installed at those intersections.

The city says it anticipates substantial completion of the remaining work by April 27.

Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the work zones; however, access from Eastern Boulevard to the side streets might be temporarily restricted, according to the release.

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

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