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Hagerstown announces road work

August 07, 2009

The City of Hagerstown has provided the following information about road work to be conducted in the coming week.

Additinal information may be obtained by calling the city's Department of Engineering and Code Administration at 301-739-8577, ext. 125.

o The City of Hagerstown's Public Works Department will set up two lane shifts, or chicanes, in the 100 and 200 blocks of South Prospect Street, beginning Monday.

The street will remain open to traffic at all times. Traffic will be required to maneuver through the two lane shifts, the city said in an e-mailed release.

Motorists approaching the lane shifts will encounter traffic-control signs and cones to guide them through the shifts. The chicanes will remain in place until Thursday morning.

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Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the lane shifts on South Prospect Street at all times, the release says.

Call 301-739-8577, ext. 125, with any questions.

o Work crews from Craig Paving Inc. will begin milling and overlaying the existing street pavement on Florida Avenue between Stratford Avenue and Arlington Avenue, weather permitting, Monday at 7 a.m.

While the contractor will attempt to keep at least one lane of traffic flowing on Florida Avenue, there might be short periods of time when the street is closed to all traffic, the city said in an e-mailed release. The contractor will strive to maintain access for local residents to reach their properties.

Motorists approaching the work area might encounter signs, cones, barricades, flaggers, and other traffic-control devices. Delays are likely, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes away from the work area.

The contractor expects to complete the work in this section of Florida Avenue by Thursday at 5 p.m.

Rain or adverse weather conditions might delay the work schedule, the release says.

Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the work zone; however, dispatchers should be aware that delays are likely due to traffic congestion in the area, the release says.

 

o Work crews from Columbia Gas of Maryland Inc. will begin installing a new gas main along Washington Avenue between Alexander Street and Winter Street on Tuesday at 7 a.m., weather permitting.

For the most part, the new main installation will take place in the parking lane on the south (right-hand) side of the street; however, there will be at least one trench that must be excavated across the roadway to the north side of the street.

Temporary lane closures might be required to allow the contractor enough room to perform his work; however, at least one lane of Washington Avenue will remain open to traffic at all times, the release says.

Motorists approaching the work area will encounter traffic-control signs, cones, barricades, and other traffic-control devices.

Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the work zone.

The contractor expects to complete this work on or before Thursday.

 

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