Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsTraffic Lanes
IN THE NEWS

Traffic Lanes

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN and JULIE E. GREENE | August 5, 2013
Traffic on Robinwood Drive has been shifted to the northbound side of the road between Medical Campus Road near Robinwood Professional Center and Kings Crest Boulevard near Hagerstown Community College, leaving motorists with a single lane of traffic in each direction. The traffic shift is part of Phase I of the Robinwood Drive Corridor Improvement Project, Washington County said in a news release issued Monday morning. Just south of Academic Boulevard, work crews were directing traffic Monday afternoon as they put up jersey barriers along the southbound side of Robinwood Drive.
NEWS
August 10, 2007
Traffic patterns on a portion of Maugans Avenue returned to normal Thursday after a week of construction reduced the road to one lane in an area between Pennsylvania Avenue and I-81. The road was narrowed to one lane Aug. 1 to allow workers to repair a sinkhole near the Maugans Avenue Car Wash. The repairs have been finished and all traffic lanes on the road are open, according to a Washington County press release.
NEWS
October 21, 2004
There will be construction on East Antietam Street from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28, which might cause traffic delays at the intersection with South Potomac Street, according to a city news release. The City Light Department will be installing street light equipment between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., officials said. Construction workers will close one of three lanes at a time on the east side of South Potomac Street until the work is completed. Officials said all traffic lanes will be open during nonworking hours, and the work will not prevent emergency vehicles from passing.
NEWS
October 21, 2004
There will be construction on East Antietam Street from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28, which might cause traffic delays at the intersection with South Potomac Street, according to a city news release. The City Light Department will be installing street light equipment between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., officials said. Construction workers will close one of three lanes at a time on the east side of South Potomac Street until the work is completed. Officials said all traffic lanes will be open during nonworking hours, and the work will not prevent emergency vehicles from passing.
NEWS
March 30, 2011
Traffic has been slow on Baltimore Street near its intersection with South Locust Street all week due to roadwork. Cones have been set up to designate traffic lanes. The roadwork is related to the installation of a new Columbia Gas main on Baltimore Street late last year. Bob Bond of Henson & Son Inc., the company contracted for the construction, said that crews have been working there since December. “We put all new sidewalks in, then we had to come back and do the streets,” he said.
NEWS
July 11, 2004
Work to be done on West Antietam Street Traffic lanes will be closed on West Antietam Street between Summit Avenue and Walnut Street starting Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A work crew will install a manhole on the south side of West Antietam Street on the sidewalk area. Contractor Henkels & McCoy Inc. will allow local traffic and emergency vehicles through the work area. However, access occasionally may be denied to all vehicles. Depending on the progress, street lane closures may resume on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the same area.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | November 28, 2003
While traffic was heavy at times in the area, area police and emergency service agencies reported no major problems Wednesday night through Thursday. One traffic accident on Interstate 70 in Frederick County, Md., tied up traffic briefly, Maryland State Police said. A white Mitsubishi passenger car veered off eastbound I-70 on Braddock Mountain, stalling traffic for about an hour, Maryland State Police in Frederick said. Sgt. Robert Reid said a man and a juvenile were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for treatment, but he had no further information on their identities or the cause of the accident.
NEWS
December 13, 2012
The project to reconstruct and widen the I-70 bridges over Md. 63, also known as Greencastle Pike, will begin this month, according to an emailed release from the Maryland State Highway Administration. Crews will widen the bridges by more than 51 feet in each direction, and will consist of two traffic lanes with a wide inner shoulder, according to the release. Traffic will be shifted to the outer sides of the bridges while crews work on the inner portions, and it will be shifted to the inside while crews work on the outer portions.
NEWS
February 20, 2011
The problem: In the block of North Locust Street between Broadway and Wayside Avenue, dashed lane markings have been removed, converting two traffic lanes into one wide lane. One area driver said the single, wide lane is confusing. Some drivers treat it as one lane, while others continue to treat it as two, he said. Who could fix it: City of Hagerstown What they say: City Engineer Rodney Tissue said when the city repaved that area and added a bike lane about six months ago, the street became too narrow for two lanes.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
A ruptured gas line snarled traffic for close to four hours Tuesday on a small section of Md. 63 near the Interstate 70 overpass.  Columbia Gas spokesman Russell Bedell said the workers damaged a 4-inch plastic gas line while working on a construction project west of Hagerstown.  He said Columbia Gas turned off service to that area while the repairs were made. The incident, which was reported shortly after 10 a.m., left about 180 customers without gas, he said.  Those who were without service had to have their gas relit by company workers after the incident, according to a news release from Columbia Gas.  Although traffic flowed in the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70, Md. 63 under the highway overpass was closed for almost four hours.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN and JULIE E. GREENE | August 5, 2013
Traffic on Robinwood Drive has been shifted to the northbound side of the road between Medical Campus Road near Robinwood Professional Center and Kings Crest Boulevard near Hagerstown Community College, leaving motorists with a single lane of traffic in each direction. The traffic shift is part of Phase I of the Robinwood Drive Corridor Improvement Project, Washington County said in a news release issued Monday morning. Just south of Academic Boulevard, work crews were directing traffic Monday afternoon as they put up jersey barriers along the southbound side of Robinwood Drive.
Advertisement
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
A ruptured gas line snarled traffic for close to four hours Tuesday on a small section of Md. 63 near the Interstate 70 overpass.  Columbia Gas spokesman Russell Bedell said the workers damaged a 4-inch plastic gas line while working on a construction project west of Hagerstown.  He said Columbia Gas turned off service to that area while the repairs were made. The incident, which was reported shortly after 10 a.m., left about 180 customers without gas, he said.  Those who were without service had to have their gas relit by company workers after the incident, according to a news release from Columbia Gas.  Although traffic flowed in the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70, Md. 63 under the highway overpass was closed for almost four hours.
NEWS
March 4, 2013
Speed cameras have been placed on the I-70 bridges over Md. 63 (Greencastle Pike) near Williamsport, and traffic is being shifted to the outer edges of the bridges as work crews prepare to begin demolition work on the inner sides of the bridges as part of the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) project to reconstruct and widen them, according to an emailed release from the SHA on Friday. The Maryland SafeZones Automated Speed Enforcement system went into effect over Md. 63 last week, according to the release.
NEWS
December 13, 2012
The project to reconstruct and widen the I-70 bridges over Md. 63, also known as Greencastle Pike, will begin this month, according to an emailed release from the Maryland State Highway Administration. Crews will widen the bridges by more than 51 feet in each direction, and will consist of two traffic lanes with a wide inner shoulder, according to the release. Traffic will be shifted to the outer sides of the bridges while crews work on the inner portions, and it will be shifted to the inside while crews work on the outer portions.
NEWS
September 23, 2012
The problem: The yellow lines painted in the 500 block of Summit Avenue at the intersection with Reynolds Avenue split several feet apart, appearing to direct traffic to veer to the right several feet as they pass through the intersection. A flashing yellow light hangs above the intersection. Many motorists who drive along Summit Avenue, however, simply drive straight through and do not follow the lines. Traffic approaching the intersection from Reynolds Avenue has a stop sign and a flashing red light.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | June 28, 2011
East King Street at Martinsburg’s town square is expected to be closed to motorists on Queen and West King streets this week as contractors begin work on planned pedestrian and aesthetic improvements there. Detour signs directing motorists to East John and Spring streets in order to continue east on King Street beyond the 100 block have been installed and state Division of Highways area construction engineer Kenneth L. Clohan said he expects equipment for the $1.3 million project will be moved in (today)
NEWS
March 30, 2011
Traffic has been slow on Baltimore Street near its intersection with South Locust Street all week due to roadwork. Cones have been set up to designate traffic lanes. The roadwork is related to the installation of a new Columbia Gas main on Baltimore Street late last year. Bob Bond of Henson & Son Inc., the company contracted for the construction, said that crews have been working there since December. “We put all new sidewalks in, then we had to come back and do the streets,” he said.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | October 2, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Improvements to Maugans Avenue between U.S. 11 and Interstate 81 should be largely finished by the end of October, Washington County Public Works Deputy Director Robert J. Slocum said Tuesday. The project to widen the road began in April 2007 and was scheduled to finish in July 2008, but sinkholes and other problems extended the finish date by three months. Five change orders and other delays have increased the project's estimated cost by $328,682.79, from $7.41 million to $7.74 million, Slocum said.
NEWS
August 10, 2007
Traffic patterns on a portion of Maugans Avenue returned to normal Thursday after a week of construction reduced the road to one lane in an area between Pennsylvania Avenue and I-81. The road was narrowed to one lane Aug. 1 to allow workers to repair a sinkhole near the Maugans Avenue Car Wash. The repairs have been finished and all traffic lanes on the road are open, according to a Washington County press release.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|