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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | March 31, 2013
A Clear Spring resident submitted a question through Mail Call recently, asking about the ongoing roadwork at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Md. 63 (Greencastle Pike) west of Hagerstown. “Observe the Maryland taxpayers' money at work, at Huyetts Crossroads,” the person wrote. “The traffic signal supports that were built and installed one year ago are being destroyed, because they were in the wrong location? Blunder, or not?” Heather Keels, spokeswoman for the Maryland State Highway Administration, wrote in an email Thursday that the traffic signals are being relocated as part of a project to add additional turn lanes and bicycle lanes along Md. 63. “The letter-writer is mistaken about these poles having been installed one year ago; the existing traffic signal poles were put in about 10 years ago when U.S. 40 was widened,” Keels wrote.
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by DON AINES | September 10, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Hundreds of orange and white traffic barrels still form a maze that motorists must negotiate each day, but the $27 million U.S. 30 widening project begun more than two years ago is entering the home stretch. "We hope to have the contract work done by the first of October," Project Manager Ray Alden said Friday. The last of the paving work was finished on Thursday, he said. Installation of sections of 2-foot wide mountable concrete medians and signs, some topsoil work and line painting remains to be done, Alden said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | January 17, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - New ideas are being floated on how to control increasing amounts of traffic on U.S. 340 in Jefferson County, particularly at the highway's intersection with W.Va. 230, where a Shepherd University professor was killed last month. The Jefferson County Commission recently decided to send a letter to the West Virginia Division of Highways, asking the state to determine if a traffic light is needed at the W.Va. 230 intersection north of Charles Town or at other places along the four-lane highway.
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By DON AINES | October 2, 2000
Pa. man honored for saving Chambersburg fountain CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Each day a few thousand cars and trucks drive around the Memorial Square fountain at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Main Street, just as horses, carriages and trolleys of earlier generations did since it became a Chambersburg landmark on July 17, 1878. continued The multi-tiered fountain and the statue of a Civil War Union soldier that stands guard facing south might have been removed years ago, but for the efforts of people such as Raymond Depuy.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | July 14, 2004
University Plaza costs increase The park that will accompany the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown needs another $200,000 from the City of Hagerstown, City Engineer Rodney Tissue said Tuesday. Tissue updated the City Council about the work on University Plaza during the council's work session. In a report submitted to the council, Tissue blamed rising construction costs for some of the increased cost, but also a higher quality for the park as part of the expense.
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February 23, 2006
Tollhouse raises too many concerns To the editor: The development of the Tollhouse Woods subdivision on the Derr's Field property just outside of Shepherdstown, W.Va., will not only greatly alter the rustic, rural character of that historic area - due to its proposed density - it also will be a major contributor to an already gathering storm of traffic congestion. With the development of the subdivisions of Town Run Commons and Deerfield Village to the south, Tollhouse Woods to the north, and Colonial Hills to the west of Morgan's Grove Park, the traffic flow through the connector road intersection will, without doubt, be increased exponentially.
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by DON AINES | November 16, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Some of the maze of orange and white barriers restricting lanes of travel on U.S. 30 are scheduled to be removed this week as a section of the highway will open to five lanes. "If the weather holds, we'll open up to five lanes from the borough out past Quarry Road and taper back to three lanes," said Richard Shoemaker, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation project manager for the $27 million U.S. 30 widening project.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | April 16, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- A traffic signal will be installed at the northern exit of the Pilot Travel Center on Md. 63 near Williamsport, a project Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr said he hopes will be completed by the end of the year. Ryan Myers, 23, the son of Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. of Clear Spring, died last week in a motorcycle crash near the truck stop when a tractor-trailer pulled out in front of him. "I have a mission now to make sure that things get done as quickly as possible so another one of these tragedies does not happen," LeRoy Myers said.
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