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Repairs to Church wall will disrupt Washington Street traffic

May 16th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The City of Cumberland Engineering Department would like to notify the public on the behalf of Belt Construction that beginning on Monday, 5/18/2020, the eastbound lane (driving towards Baltimore Street) of Washington Street shall be closed between Prospect Square and Greene Street to allow repairs to be made to the failed retaining wall at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The westbound lane (driving towards N. Smallwood Street) shall remain in service. Detour signs shall be installed to direct eastbound traffic towards Prospect Square, N. Smallwood Street and Greene Street.


Construction is expected to last 6 weeks. At this time, the eastbound lane is expected to be closed until construction is complete. The Contractor shall review their progress weekly and open Washington Street to two-way traffic at an earlier period of time, if possible.


Thank you for your cooperation during this time. Please use caution in the area and follow all traffic control devices that will be in place. If there are any questions, please contact Belt Construction, 301-729-8900.


One Response to “Repairs to Church wall will disrupt Washington Street traffic”

  1. May 16, 2020 at 8:41 am, Bob said:

    I suspect the disruption to Washington Street traffic from the wall repair will be far less than that of allowing the bridge to go decrepit and closed for about a decade, if all goes to announced plans, or, more likely, forever. Dragging out the wall repairs for 6 weeks is a tribute to the town in its own right.


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