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By DAVE McMILLION | January 11, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Jefferson County official suggested Thursday that the county should explore the possibility of building a new road on the Blue Ridge Mountain that would help handle a potential wave of traffic from a disaster like a terrorist attack. If a terrorist attack or some other emergency occurred in one of the nearby metropolitan areas to the East, traffic coming over the mountain likely would be overwhelming, Jefferson County Commissioner Greg Corliss said. Not only would travel over the mountain be difficult, but people who live there would be hampered from traveling as well, Corliss said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | January 10, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. ? A Jefferson County official suggested Thursday that the county should explore the possibility of building a new road on the Blue Ridge Mountain that would help handle a potential wave of traffic from a disaster like a terrorist attack. If a terrorist attack or some other emergency occurred in one of the nearby metropolitan areas to the East, traffic coming over the mountain likely would be overwhelming, Jefferson County Commissioner Greg Corliss said. Not only would travel over the mountain be difficult, but people who live there would be hampered from traveling as well, Corliss said.
NEWS
October 16, 2007
Work crews from Craig Paving Inc. began milling and overlaying West Wilson Boulevard between Summit Avenue and South Potomac Street in Hagerstown on Monday. At 7 a.m., crews began milling eastbound lanes from Summit Avenue to South Potomac Street, work that is expected to take about two days. Eastbound traffic will be narrowed to one lane, and drivers will travel over rough milled surfaces. Parking will be prohibited along the right side of the eastbound lanes. On Wednesday at 7 a.m., crews will begin milling westbound lanes from South Potomac Street to Summit Avenue, work that also is expected to take about two days.
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By MARLO BARNHART | October 9, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - The historic one-lane stone bridge on East Oak Ridge Drive, built in 1833, has been buffeted by high water and debris as well as increasing traffic flow for nearly 175 years. A long-awaited rehabilitation of the bridge, slated to begin in June 2008, will result in a full closure of the span over Antietam Creek, according to bridge engineer Scott Hobbs. "When it's closed, it will be closed until the work is done," Hobbs said. Though the estimate for the closing is six to seven months, Hobbs said hopes are the job can be completed in four to five months.
NEWS
By DON AINES | August 22, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Hamilton Township and Chambersburg are considering recommendations to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on how best to improve traffic flow on U.S. 30 west of the borough, including making Loudon Street eastbound-only. A study of alternate routes between U.S. 30 west and U.S. 11 south of the borough concluded that most traffic is headed into - not around - Chambersburg and the best results might be achieved by improving U.S. 30, Borough Manager Eric Oyer told the council Monday.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 19, 2007
MAUGANSVILLE - When Tracy Dinezza's children want candy at the nearby convenience store, she drives them there. The two blocks along Maugans Avenue are too hazardous for her to walk with a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old, she believes. In a neighborhood in which a major road is about to get larger, count Dinezza as one of the project's staunch supporters. When she found out that Washington County was making significant improvements to Maugans Avenue and needed to acquire land, her reaction was, "I'll sign whatever papers you want," she said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | July 24, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Construction to widen Eastern Boulevard between Conrad Court and Jefferson Boulevard could begin by early September, Assistant City Engineer Jim Bender said Monday. The Hagerstown City Council is scheduled during its work session this afternoon to discuss bid proposals from four contractors, he said. According to city documents, Craig Paving Inc. submitted the lowest base bid for about $3.58 million. Other base bids were placed by Valley Quarries Inc., $3.74 million; L.W. Wolfe, $4.48 million; and C. William Hetzer, $4.9 million, the documents said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 19, 2007
LEETOWN, W.Va. - A 14-year-old Bunker Hill, W.Va., girl was taken to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center on Friday afternoon after she was ejected from a Ford Explorer that collided with a tour bus on Old Leetown Pike in Jefferson County, police and emergency officials said. West Virginia State Police Trooper J.C. Moon said he needed to speak with a supervising officer before releasing the name of the girl, who emergency responders found in the middle of the road near a residence at 1087 Old Leetown Pike.
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by DAN DEARTH | April 26, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A group of residents living on the north side of Hagerstown is concerned that city officials might turn over a portion of their neighborhood to a developer and increase traffic as a result. Amanda Towne and about 40 of her neighbors attended a Hagerstown Planning Commission meeting Wednesday to tell the city they oppose a proposal to quitclaim the land between the ends of Country Club Road and Woodland Way, just east of the American Legion. A quitclaim, in this case, would relinquish the city's claim on the property.
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By DAN DEARTH | April 26, 2007
HAGERSTOWN A group of residents living on the north side of Hagerstown is concerned that city officials might turn over a portion of their neighborhood to a developer and increase traffic as a result. Amanda Towne and about 40 of her neighbors attended a Hagerstown Planning Commission meeting Wednesday to tell the city they oppose a proposal to quitclaim the land between the ends of Country Club Road and Woodland Way, just east of the American Legion. A quitclaim, in this case, would relinquish the city's claim on the property.
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