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Road closings planned in Hagerstown

May 21, 2009

The City of Hagerstown has announced the following road closures for next week:

Summit Avenue

Weather permitting, Musser Plumbing will be installing water service to 155 Summit Ave., beginning Tuesday and continuing through May 29.

As a result, Summit Avenue will be closed from Hood Street to Antietam Street during the work hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the City of Hagerstown said in a press release. Emergency vehicles will not be able to pass through that block of Summit Avenue during those hours, according to the release.

Summit Avenue will reopen each evening. While it is closed, Herald-Mail customers can reach the newspaper's parking lot by driving from Baltimore Street to Hood Street.

Musser Plumbing will post a detour and will be directing traffic via Baltimore Street to Locust Street to Antietam Street, the city said.

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Anyone with quetions may contact Musser Plumbing at 301-573-3412 or the city at 301-739-8577, ext. 125.

North Potomac Street

The 14th Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest will be held in downtown Hagerstown on May 28, 29 and 30. Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 30, North Potomac Street between Franklin Street and Washington Street will be closed to through traffic to allow for set-up of the Saturday portion of the festival.

Vehicles will be allowed to turn left onto Potomac Street at Franklin Street in order to access the North Potomac Street Parking Deck, but they will not be allowed beyond the parking deck's entrance. Vehicles approaching the festival area should expect to encounter barricades, cones and festival information signs. This section of North Potomac Street is expected to be reopened to thru traffic by 12:01 a.m. Sunday, May 31.

Emergency vehicles will not be able to pass through this block of Potomac Street on Saturday, May 30.

Those with questions may contact the Public Works Department office at 301-739-8577, ext. 178. 

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