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Slurry seal treatment delayed

September 04, 2009

The work to install a slurry seal surfacing treatment on some streets in Hagerstown was delayed until next week.

The work, which the city had said would begin this week, will begin Tuesday at 7 a.m., weather permitting, the city said in a prepared release.

The slurry seal surfacing treatment is to be done on portions of:

o East Washington Street (U.S. 40 to Richmond Street).

o Beechwood Drive (Glenwood Avenue to Fairview Road).

o Brinker Drive (East Wilson Boulevard south to the dead end).

The city provided the following information:

One lane of each street will be closed at a time while the slurry seal is being applied. The contractor will use flaggers to keep traffic flowing in the other lane around the work area.

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Motorists approaching the work areas might encounter cones, barricades, flaggers and other traffic-control devices. Delays are likely, and motorists are advised to use alternate routes around the work zone.

The contractor anticipates the work will be completed by Wednesday at 5 p.m.

As with all paving operations, rain or other adverse weather conditions might cause the work to be delayed or rescheduled.

Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the work zones, however, dispatchers should be aware the work likely will cause traffic congestion and delays in the area, the city said in the release.

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

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