Road and lane closures for Thursday, Aug. 25

August 25, 2011

Here is a list of road and lane closures in the area for Thursday, Aug. 25:

* West Baltimore Street between Hood Street and Summit Avenue will be closed until approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday while workers repair a water main break that created a sinkhole in the street.

* West Antietam Street between Washington Street and Burhans Boulevard will be closed to eastbound
traffic until Thursday afternoon for storm drainage line repairs, according to the City of Hagerstown. The westbound lane will remain open.

* The bridge at the intersection of Mount Tabor and Rush Run roads will be closed for "a signficant amount of time" until a replacement bridge is built, Washington County officials announced. Motorists are advised to use the Spade Road detour.

* 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.

* 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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