Roadwork planned this week in city

July 26, 2009

HAGERSTOWN -- Work crews from the City of Hagerstown's Water Distribution Division will make connections between a new 16-inch water main and existing water mains in Jonathan Street Monday, weather permitting.

The work is to begin at 9 p.m. Monday. It will require the city to shut down water flow in some existing mains while the tie-ins are completed, the city said in a news release.

Water customers in the north end of Hagerstown, north of North Avenue, might experience a temporary drop in water pressure while the work is being performed, the release says.

The City's Water Distribution Division anticipates that the work will be completed, and water pressure restored to its normal level, by 6 a.m. Tuesday.


Those with questions about the work may contact the Water Distribution Division at 301-739-8577, ext. 680.

Work crews from CSX Corp. are to begin removing and replacing the existing railroad crossing on Virginia Avenue near Park Circle beginning Tuesday at 7 a.m.

The work will involve removing the existing rails, ties and railbed at the crossing, and rebuilding the crossing with new materials, the City of Hagerstown said in a news release.

The city provided the following detour information:

  • Northbound traffic on Virginia Avenue will be detoured around the work zone via Memorial Boulevard and Summit Avenue.

  • Southbound local traffic on Virginia Avenue will be allowed to access driveways on either side of the roadway up to the crossing; all other southbound traffic will be detoured around the area via Summit Avenue and Memorial Boulevard.

    CSX anticipates that the work on the crossing will be completed by 4:30 p.m. Friday, the city says.

    Emergency vehicles will not be able to pass through the work area.

    Those seeking more information about the work may contact the city's Department of Engineering and Code Administration at 301-739-8577, ext. 125.

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