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NEWS
May 16, 2008
Work crews from the City of Hagerstown's Water Department are to begin installing new water service in the unit block of South Potomac Street on Monday at 7 a.m., weather permitting, according to a City of Hagerstown press release. On-street parking will not be available on a portion of the west side of the street, and the western travel lane of the street will be closed to traffic. Traffic will be shifted to the eastern travel lane, which will remain open throughout the construction.
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NEWS
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?"
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
May 4, 2011
Road work continues on Interstate 81 at the Potomac River bridge near Williamsport and in the Marlowe, W.Va., area. In Williamsport, the right shoulder of both northbound and southbound I-81 is closed for two miles north of the river because the highway is undergoing an evaluation, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration website. The closure began Sunday and is expected to end Thursday. In West Virginia, the Marlowe overpass bridge construction project is still in its early stages.
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 TARA REILLY | July 12, 2005
Washington County plans to spend $25 million over the next five years on road repairs. County residents will see an increase in road work in the next month by C. William Hetzer Inc. of Hagerstown, and full-scale repairs will start by mid-August, according to a written statement from the county. C. William Hetzer was the winning bidder on the county's Pavement Maintenance Program contract. The County Commissioners authorized $3.32 million in road repairs for fiscal year 2006 with the option to use an additional $675,000 from the previous fiscal year's budget, according to the statement.
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