Bridge debris removal will cause closures and delays

Bridge debris removal will cause closures and delays

The Washington County Department of Highways has announced that various roads over stone arch bridges spanning the Antietam and Conococheague Creeks will be closed for part of the day over each of the next several weeks, while removal of storm debris from the creek takes place.
The crane removes debris caused from the recent flooding away from the stone bridge arches. In some cases the crane will have to be placed such that it blocks the road. Closure timers are estimated to be from 7am until 3pm each day.
The project began at the bridge on Harper's Ferry Road on July 10th, and will continue into the month of August. Virtually all of the bridges over the major creeks will be cleared in this manner.
Roads affected in the coming weeks will be Keedysville Road, Roxbury Road, Garis Shop Road, and Poffenberger Road, where they cross Antietam Creek. Broadfording Road over the Conococheague Creek will also be affected. Wilson Bridge, over the Conococheague, will be cleaned of debris, but there is no active roadway at that location.
Signs will be posted marking closures and detours.
An unrelated project may cause closures or delays on Tom's Road near Boonsboro.
The Washington County Engineering Department has announced that the culvert over the creek on Tom's Road near its intersection with Benevola Church Road will be closed until Friday, September 1, 2006, due to reconstruction of the creek crossing. Appropriate detours will be posted and maintained.