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Washington County bus transfer center project continues

April 25, 2011|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • Callas Contractors Inc. is erecting a fence around a parking lot on West Franklin Street near the intersection with North Prospect Street. The parking lot, when finished, will be for Washington County employees who will be working at the former PNC Bank buidling on West Washington Street.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Reporter

HAGERSTOWN — Callas Contractors Inc. is erecting a fence around a parking lot on West Franklin Street near the intersection with North Prospect Street, according to Jesse Cline, the field supervisor.

The parking lot, when finished, will be for Washington County employees who will be working at the former PNC Bank buidling on West Washington Street.

"This is going to be a gated parking lot, and you will have to swipe (a card) to get in," Cline said.

The project is part of the Washington County Transit Bus Transfer Center, which will involve construction of a new building in the same location for the Washington County Commuter bus system.

Washington County purchased multiple lots in that area in addition to the PNC bank building in 2008.

Cline said Wareham Alley to Jonathan Street will be widened from 14 feet to 24 feet, as part of the new project.

"The alley will be two lanes until it gets close to Jonathan Street. Then it will become one way," he said.

Cline did not give an exact timetable of when the project would be finished, but said workers would be out there for a few months.

The Washington County  Commissioners last June voted 3-2 to award the contract for the work to Callas. Cline said the company began work in August 2010.

The project is expected to cost about  $1.5 million, according to published accounts from last June.

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