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Demolition work to require lane closures on W. Washington St.

September 16, 2011
  • A portion of the right travel lane and parking lane of West Washington Street in Hagerstown was closed Friday so crews could begin demolishing the front wall of the building at 149 W. Washington St.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

HAGERSTOWN — One travel lane and the parking lane on the south side of the 100 block of West Washington Street, between Prospect and Jonathan streets, will be closed indefinitely, City of Hagerstown Communications Manager Mary King said in a news release Friday.

Crews were to begin demolishing the front wall of the building at 149 W. Washington St. on Friday afternoon, King said.

The lanes will remain closed until the front wall of the building is down, the release said.

"At this time we cannot say how long this operation will last, but it could be as long as several days," King said.

Eastbound traffic on West Washington Street will be merged into one travel lane, according to the release.  Motorists approaching the work zone should expect to encounter cones, barricades, advisory signs and other traffic control devices.  

Emergency vehicles will  be able to pass through East Washington Street between Walnut and Jonathan street while the closure is in effect, but could encounter backups due to traffic merging into the left thru-lane, the release said.

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