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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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NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 22, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro's Downtown Revitalization and Street committees will be forwarding their ideas to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on how a revamped Center Square should look, Council President C. Harold Mumma said Wednesday. Borough businessman Harry Morningstar Jr. addressed the council, asking what steps had been taken since August, when he presented the council with sketches of how the square might look once the transportation department finishes its $1.2 million project to replace and synchronize traffic lights along Main Street to improve traffic flow.
NEWS
August 16, 2005
Starting this week, motorists driving over seven Washington County bridges might have to slow down. The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to clean and paint the bridges, an $893,000 project expected to be completed in late fall 2006. The work likely will mean single-lane travel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, according to a written statement from the State Highway Administration. The bridges being upgraded are at the Interstate 70 and Interstate 81 interchanges, two eastbound and westbound I-70 bridges over Antietam Creek and the U.S. 11 (Virginia Avenue)
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 2, 2004
Underpass Way at Valley Mall will be closed to all through traffic from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. from Monday though Nov. 22 to make repairs to the Halfway Boulevard bridge, according to a Washington County Engineering Department press release. The bridge was damaged when it was struck by a container truck in July . Appropriate detours will be posted and maintained. Traffic flow on Halfway Boulevard should not be affected, but it will not be possible for traffic to go under the bridge during those hours.
NEWS
by TAMELA BAKER | August 28, 2004
tammyb@herald-mail.com What better way can there be to draw attention to the need for a road construction project than to announce it at one of the county's busiest intersections at rush hour? State and local officials gathered Friday afternoon at Fidelity Bank at the intersection of Edgewood Drive and Dual Highway as Gov. Robert Ehrlich and Maryland Transportation Secretary Robert Flanagan announced that Hagerstown, Washington County and the state jointly were funding planning and engineering work for improvements to the intersection.
NEWS
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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