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Median at Garland Groh Blvd.-U.S. 40 intersection removed

June 02, 2011
  • A concrete median was ripped up on Garland Groh Boulevard at the intersection with U.S. 40 because trucks kept hitting the guardrail on the other side trying to avoid it.
By Caleb Calhoun/MoJo Reporter

HAGERSTOWN — One southbound lane of Garland Groh Boulevard is closed off at the intersection with U.S. 40 (National Pike) after workers removed a concrete median.

Don Morgan, who works for Harbel Inc., said the median between the right and left turn lanes at the light has been ripped up.

"The median was causing trucks to make sharp right turns and hit the guardrail on the other side," he said. "This way, they have more room."

Morgan said Harbel Inc. was contracted by the state to fix the problem.

"We started last week, and now all we have left to do is paint the area," he said.

The paint will take at least 24 hours to dry. Morgan said he hopes the project is finished by Friday evening.

The intersectiion is near the Centre at Hagerstown shopping center west of Hagerstown.

— Caleb Calhoun, MoJo Reporter

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