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May 11, 2001
Hunt Field developers agree to explore proposals By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town Developers of the Hunt Field project have agreed to explore a number of proposals as part of their plans to build a 3,300-home community south of Charles Town, including helping to pay for another bypass around Charles Town and developing a biking trail between the development and Charles Town. Officials with Greenvest, L.C., the Vienna, Va.-based developer of Hunt Field, have also said they will consider working with property owners along U.S. 340 south of Charles Town to preserve open space in the area, according to Jefferson County Planning Commission officials.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | August 30, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors heard recommendations Tuesday about how to reduce traffic congestion at the intersection of Pa. 16 and exit 5 of Interstate 81. The supervisors initially approved the proposed study by Grove Miller Traffic Engineering Inc. of Harrisburg, Pa., on May 8 at a cost of $21,300. Township Manager Ben Thomas said the problem of traffic stacking at the intersection during morning and evening rush hours is the main reason for the study.
NEWS
January 30, 2003
Just as you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs, it also seems you can't propose new road construction without getting some people upset. So it is with the proposed bypass of Martinsburg. W.Va. With nine options on the table, there should be one most people can live with. The trick will be preserving the bypass for its intended purpose after it's built. Officials of the Division of Highways who spoke at the work session held this week at Eagle School Intermediate said that the project should relieve traffic congestion in downtown Martinsburg and stop tie-ups due to regional traffic from W.Va.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 13, 2013
Hagerstown planning officials have been presented with plans for a northwest connector road that would take motorists from the west side of the city to the North End. Such a bypass has been considered for decades, and at one point there were five different alternatives, according to City Engineer Rodney Tissue, who presented the connector road proposal to the Hagerstown Planning Commission on May 8. Tissue said the proposal calls for part of...
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By DAVE McMILLION | December 4, 2008
CLEAR SPRING -- A Frederick County, Md., man died Thursday afternoon on Interstate 70 near St. Paul Road when the pickup truck he was driving went into the median and struck several trees head-on, according to Maryland State Police. Police said Andrew Franklin Maught, 26, of Jefferson, initially drifted on to the right shoulder, then overcorrected before crossing both westbound lanes of travel and going into the median. It is unclear what caused Maught to drift off the interstate, Sgt. Mike Fluharty said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | December 14, 2007
SCOTLAND, Pa. ? Construction for the replacement of a bridge at Exit 20 of Interstate 81 should total at least $8.3 million. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation opened bids Thursday and has them under further review. The apparent low bidder was Kinsley Construction Inc. of York, Pa., according to a PennDOT press release. Construction is expected to begin in early 2008 and last until the summer of 2010, according to the release. The initial focus will be on removing electrical, telephone and cable television utilities, PennDOT said.
NEWS
October 26, 2011
Hancock residents are advised to prepare for the Rotary Club's Annual Halloween Parade tonight and its effect on traffic, Hancock Police Chief T.J. Buskirk said Wednesday. "We advise spectators to be in place at least half an hour before the parade begins," Buskirk said. "Main Street will be closed by 6:30 p.m. " In addition to Main Street being closed, Buskirk said there will be no parking on the street, and alternate parking will be available for residents who live on the street.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | April 16, 1998
Hagerstown City Council members indicated Tuesday they would approve a rezoning request, allowing Ryder to expand its truck terminal. About 15 people spoke against the rezoning on March 24, saying they feared it could worsen a bad traffic situation. A Sheetz convenience store and gas station is proposed for adjacent land at the northeast corner of East Oak Ridge Drive and South Potomac Street. The Bowman Group, which owns the land, wants the council to rezone about 2.2 acres from residential to commercial.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@hearld-mail.com | June 7, 2013
A chain-reaction accident involving four vehicles shut down Interstate-70 for about three hours Friday afternoon, snarling traffic well into a wet evening rush hour, Maryland State Police said. The eastbound lanes of I-70 near the Md. 66/Mapleville Road interchange were shut down at about 1:44 p.m. after a car rolled over, slowing traffic and causing a tanker truck to also roll over after running into the rear of a tractor-trailer, police said. The 2011 Volvo tractor trailer was driven by Frederick White, of Parkville, Md., while the 2000 Mack tanker truck, which was an empty bulk trailer, was driven by John Serio, of Westminster, Md., according to a state police news release.
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By DAVE McMILLION | March 19, 2008
A plan that would allow three Eastern Panhandle highways to become toll roads has riled some local residents, and a pair of Jefferson County government agencies are expressing their concerns to state officials. Charles Town City council members decided Monday night to send a letter to the state Division of Highways expressing opposition to the toll roads, according to council member Geraldine Willingham. The Jefferson County Development Authority's board of directors decided Tuesday to send a letter to state officials expressing the same concerns, said Jane Peters, the authority's executive director.
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