Sewer rehab work affects traffic on Hagerstown streets

September 14, 2011
  • Portions of South Cleveland Avenue in Hagerstown and surrounding streets were closed Wednesday for sewer rehab work.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

HAGERSTOWN — Lanes on West Baltimore Street, South Cleveland Avenue, and South Cannon Avenue were subject to closure for sewer rehab work Wednesday afternoon, Travis Nail of Miller Pipeline said.

"We are relining the sewer pipes in the area," Nail said. "Clean water that doesn't need to be treated is being treated with sewer water right now."

Nail said work on those streets began Wednesday, but Miller Pipeline has been contracted by the city of Hagerstown to work on sewer lines throughout the city.

"We've been doing this for about a year now," he said.

As of 1:45 p.m., cones in the middle of South Cleveland Avenue were creating less room for motorists to drive between South Cannon Avenue and Antietam Street. Also, part of the northbound lane of South Cannon Avenue was blocked off just past West Baltimore Street, and part of the northbound lane of West Baltimore Street was blocked off just past South Cannon Avenue.

Nail said work in those areas should be finished by Wednesday afternoon, and then crews would continue to work on different parts of each street.

"It usually takes four to five hours a stop," he said.


— Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

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