Traffic Advisory: Eastern Boulevard
City of Hagerstown
The work to widen Eastern Boulevard is nearing its third and final phase as the contractor prepares to install the new pavement and concrete medians in the center portion of the roadway. Traffic on Eastern Boulevard will be shifted onto the new pavement on the east and west sides of the roadway to allow for removal and replacement of the existing pavement in the middle of the road.
Work will continue until approximately November 1, 2008, the center portion of Eastern Blvd. will be closed to allow for pavement removal, soil stabilization, installation of the new pavement section, and the installation of the new partial traffic signal at Opal Court. The following changes to traffic patterns will occur:
* Professional Court: the crossover portion of the intersection will remain open to accommodate turning vehicles; however, there may be short periods of time when left turns into and out of Professional Court are restricted to accommodate the construction.
* Opal Court: inbound left turns from southbound Eastern Blvd. and outbound left turns onto Eastern Blvd. will be restricted. Motorists desiring to access Opal Court will be forced to use northbound Eastern Blvd. Motorists leaving Opal Court will be forced to turn right and head north toward Professional Court and Jefferson Blvd.
* Diamond Drive: inbound left turns from southbound Eastern Blvd. and outbound left turns onto Eastern Blvd. will be restricted. Motorists desiring to access Diamond Drive will be forced to use northbound Eastern Blvd. or Cameo Drive. Motorists leaving Diamond Drive will forced to turn right onto Eastern Blvd. and head north toward Jefferson Blvd.
Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the work zones; however, access from Eastern Blvd. to the side streets will be restricted as noted above.
Please contact the City's Department of Engineering and Code Administration at 301-739-8577 x125 if there are any questions regarding this advisory.