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Section of Md. 68 north of Williamsport to close for weekend

Tree, debris to be removed from beneath the bridge

July 09, 2010

A section of Md. 68 (Clear Spring Road) at the bridge at Conococheague Creek north of Williamsport will be closed today by the State Highway Administration.

The project is expected to be completed by Sunday night, weather permitting, the SHA said in an e-mailed release.

A dead tree and other debris that is wedged beneath the bridge will be removed to restore normal water flow to the creek, the release said.

The closure of the two-lane road is necessary to provide ample room for a crane on the bridge and to protect motorists and crews, the SHA said.

The $18,000 project was awarded to Hull's Crane Service of Keedysville.

The SHA said it will detour motorists using the following routes:

o Motorists north of the bridge will be detoured north on Md. 68 to Pinesburg Road to Kemps Mill Road to east on Elliott Parkway to south on Md. 63 to Potomac Street back to Md. 68.

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o Motorists south of the bridge will be detoured south on Md. 68 to Potomac Street to north on Md. 63 to west on Elliott Parkway to north on Kemps Mill Road to Pinesburg Road back to Md. 68.

Those who have questions about traffic operations on Md. 68, Md. 63 or other state routes in Washington County may call SHA's District 6 Office at 301-729-8400 or toll free at 1-800-760-7138.

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