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Road and lane closures for Tuesday, Aug. 9

August 09, 2011

Here is a list of road and lane closures in the area for Tuesday, Aug. 9:

* West Antietam Street in Hagerstown between Burhans Boulevard and Walnut Street will be closed to eastbound traffic from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Aug. 19 for gas line repair work.

* The left shoulder and one lane of the U.S. 340 bridge across the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, W.Va., are subject to closure in both directions so a containment system can be removed from the bridge, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration's website. Closure is expected to remain in effect until Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day.

* All lanes of northbound and southbound Interstate 81 are subject to closure between the National Pike (U.S. 40) exit (Exit 6) and the exit to I-70 (Exit 4) for bridge inspection, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration's website. Closure is expected to remain in effect until Sunday, Aug. 21, between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. each day.

* All lanes of U.S. 522 near Hancock will be subject to closure for the next month for bridge inspection, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration's website. Closure is expected to remain in effect until Thursday, Aug. 25, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.

* Two lanes and both shoulders of I-70 westbound near Hancock will be subject to closure until Sept. 1 for mill and overlay work and patchwork, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration's website. Any lane could be closed at any time of the day.

* Lappans Road (Md. 68) is closed at Devil's Backbone Park to enable stream bank stabilization of the roadway along Antietam Creek, according to a press release from Washington County. Closure is expected to remain in effect until late August.

* The Md. 63 bridge over the CSX Railroad near Williamsport was closed effective June 20, according to a news release from the Maryland State Highway Administration. The bridge is expected to be closed until the end of the summer.

* Paving is continuing on Interstate 70 as part of its resurfacing plan from Mapleville Road (Exit 35) near Smithsburg and Boonsboro to the Frederick County line. Work is expected to continue in both directions until the fall, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Expect possible single lane closures on I-70 Monday through Thursday between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. and Sunday midnight to 11 a.m., as well as periodic closures on Mapleville Road (Md. 66).

* Only one lane of Md. 550 in Thurmont, Md., is open between Eylers Valley Flint Road and Kelbaugh Road due to a mudslide that occurred April 17. The Maryland State Highway Administration says it is unsure when the road will completely reopen.

* Work to expand the intersection of Massey Boulevard and Halfway Boulevard near Hagerstown continues, causing traffic to be backed up in each direction at different times. Roadwork is expected to continue there until Thanksgiving.

* Work to widen the intersection of Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive continues. Traffic is sometimes sluggish in both directions.

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