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NEWS
July 1, 2008
Several streets in Washington County will be partially closed for road and railroad track work this week. · The 200 block of Jonathan Street, including the Church Street intersection, will be closed this week as workers install temporary water lines and new sewer lines. · The first block of South Potomac Street from Public Square to Antietam Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today so workers can add pavement markings and traffic-control lines. · Railroad crossings on Trovinger Mill and Itnyre roads will be closed to traffic for 12-hour periods by CSX this week, Spokesman Robert Sullivan said Monday.
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NEWS
June 20, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A tiny crustacean has halted work on an Eastern Panhandle road project, and $21 million set aside for that work is now going elsewhere. The state Department of Transportation has to devise a plan to protect the habitat of a rare isopod, a half-inch crustacean living where W.Va. Route 9 is being widened between Charles Town and the Virginia border. That could take a while, because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has to sign off on the plan. Because the highway funds would be lost if they weren't allocated by Oct. 1, Gov. Joe Manchin shifted the money to road work in Fairmont.
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
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.
NEWS
April 25, 2008
The Washington County Engineering Department has started the first phase of its pavement maintenance program. The program, which includes patching and overlaying dozens of county roads, is starting in the Halfway area. On Thursday, the county patched and overlaid Tanglewood Court and patched Greenmount Avenue. The county was scheduled to patch several roads Friday, including York Road from Halfway Boulevard to Marbern Road; Hollywood Road from York Road to Lexington Avenue; and Lexington Avenue from Marbern Road to U.S. 11. Greenmount, Wolford and Lincoln avenues will be patched next week.
NEWS
September 18, 2007
Grants available in Greencastle GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation has opened its Education Mini-Grants Program. The Education Mini-Grants Program seeks applications from public and private school educators and nonprofit community-based organizations demonstrating innovative programming that addresses an identified educational need or challenge that faces the members of the Greencastle-Antrim community. This need could be met within a classroom, through an after school project or during an evening or weekend community-based program.
NEWS
August 21, 2007
"Do not blame the economy as an excuse for using your credit card. People did exist before credit cards. They saved until they could buy what they wanted. Do you 'want' it or need it? Waiting develops character. If you didn't have a credit card, you would still get by. " - Washington County "I found the prison series interesting, since I worked there for 30 years. I worked as a nonuniformed employee and saw more of the 'big' picture of these cities called prisons.
NEWS
August 10, 2007
North Locust Street striping begins today Work crews will begin striping parking spaces on the east side of North Locust Street between Washington Street and Broadway in Hagerstown this morning. Traffic will be maintained as one through lane, but motorists approaching North Locust Street should expect to encounter flagmen and lane shifts until the work is completed, according to a City of Hagerstown press release. For information, contact the city engineering department at 301-739-8577, ext. 125. Md. 68 resurfacing to start next week Resurfacing will begin next week on a section of Md. 68 between Cedar Ridge Road and Bottom Road in Williamsport, according to a release from the Maryland State Highway Administration.
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
by DON AINES | November 26, 2006
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.
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