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by SCOTT BUTKI | July 1, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Some merchants in downtown Hagerstown said Monday that traffic congestion and delays resulting from state construction projects are hurting their businesses. "I do not want to give customers one more reason not to come downtown. And this certainly is not helping," said Tom Newcomer, president of R. Bruce Carson Jewelers on Public Square. "It has definitely affected our business. " Jim Baker, owner of Hoffman Clothiers Inc. at 15 N. Potomac St., said customers call to ask, "Can I get in and out quickly?"
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NEWS
By DON AINES | November 30, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? As the reconstruction of Roland Avenue nears completion, Chambersburg is wrapping up one of its busiest years ever for street reconstruction and repair, but borough officials say 2007 will be much less ambitious. "When it's all said and done, we'll probably be in excess of $2 million," Borough Manager Eric Oyer said of the 2006 street work. Putting that in perspective, he said, "the value of road work in '06 is almost the value of all the road work we did in the 1990s.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | January 6, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Gov. Bob Wise on Wednesday announced that more than $32 million in contracts have been awarded for expanding W.Va. 9 to four lanes in Jefferson County, a development that was welcomed by local officials who are anxious to head off further highway congestion problems in the area. "It's about time," said Del. Bob Tabb, D-Jefferson. The contracts involve grading and drainage work for a little more than 3 miles of the four-lane highway from the intersection of W.Va.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | May 22, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- For two weeks, the top of Terry Biser's driveway has been filled with pebbles. He sweeps it occasionally, but the rocks keep rolling off Leiters Mill Road onto his property, the result of a new road repair method that is infuriating some residents. "It's impossible," Biser said. "It's just a mess. " Two weeks ago, the county repaired Leiters Mill Road using what is called chip seal instead of traditional asphalt. Chip seal, a mixture of asphalt emulsion and stone, is less expensive than asphalt, which has gotten costlier with rising oil prices.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | June 11, 2011
Maintaining roads might not be the most glamorous of state and local governments' responsibilities, but when cracks, ruts and potholes appear, local drivers find its importance all too clear. In recent years, shrinking budgets and lower distributions of highway user revenues have made it more difficult for local governments to keep up with the needs of area roads. In this two-part series, which continues next Sunday, The Herald-Mail examines how funding shortages have affected road work from the state level to the towns.
NEWS
by YVETTE MAY / Staff Photographer | January 19, 2007
City worker Mark Persinger bears the cold Thursday on West Washington Street in Hagers-town diverting traffic due to road work.
NEWS
April 8, 2009
Road work still continues on Eastern Boulevard Wednesday morning. Huge holes in the surface are being filled with new asphalt. One-lane traffic patterns continue on some parts of the road, making traffic heavy at times.
NEWS
June 7, 2000
A Washington County Circuit Court civil jury Tuesday found the State of Maryland and Craig Paving Company were blameless in connection with a traffic accident that claimed the lives of three teenagers five years ago. Robert and Catherine Horst of Cearfoss filed the lawsuit in 1998. They were seeking $3.5 million in damages for the deaths of their twin 16-year-old sons, Shawn and Shane Horst, in 1995. The boys, who were on their way to school, were passengers in a car driven by their friend and next-door neighbor, Travis Christopher Hyman, 16. All three died when Hyman's 1990 Toyota Corolla crossed the center line on the Greencastle Pike and struck a dump truck head-on.
NEWS
April 8, 2000
Milling and repaving of East Washington and East Franklin streets in Hagerstown is scheduled to begin this week, the Hagerstown Engineering Department said. Motorists are advised to watch for altered traffic patterns and raised water valves and manholes while the road work is being done. The work is scheduled to be done overnight, beginning at 7 p.m. Monday. According to the work schedule, which could be changed due to weather, the work will be done between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
NEWS
By BRUCE HAMILTON | March 6, 2000
Soap opera star Forbes March, former Baltimore Oriole Boog Powell, three birds of prey and "Barbie" helped promote the opening of Hagerstown's newest retail department store Sunday. Target opened a 104,000-square-foot building Wednesday in the unfinished Crosspoint shopping center behind Valley Mall. "The turnout's been phenomenal," said Todd Lockwood, one of the store's assistant managers. He said 700 people were waiting in line when the doors opened and hundreds of tote bags were given away in the first 15 minutes.
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