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King Street closed as hospital demolition work continues

August 01, 2011
  • Portions of the former Washington County Hospital complex on King Street in Hagerstown will be demolished within the next three days.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

HAGERSTOWN — King Street was closed to all traffic between Antietam Street and Baltimore Street at 7 a.m. Monday while demolition of former Washington County Hospital complex continues.

The street closure had been planned in advance so a portion of the former hospital complex fronting King Street can be torn down, according to the City of Hagerstown.

Detours have been set up for motorists to drive around the area, using Antietam Street, Mulberry Street and Cannon Avenue.

Brandenburg Industrial was awarded the contract by Meritus Health to demolish the hospital, according to a published report in May. The company applied for a demolition permit from the city of Hagerstown in early March.

King Street was to reopen at about 6 p.m. Monday but is expected be closed Tuesday and Wednesday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day.

— Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Reporter

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