ADDITIONAL SECTIONS UNDER CUMBERLAND CROSSTOWN BRIDGE TO CLOSE TO PARKING AS PROJECT CONTINUES

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(May 17, 2013) – The State Highway Administration (SHA) will close two additional sections under the I-68 “Crosstown Bridge” to parking as work continues on a project to repair, clean and paint the more than half-mile-long bridge over Cumberland.
 
Beginning Monday, May 20, the parking area under the bridge between Queen City Drive and South Centre Street will close. This permit-only parking area is operated by the City of Cumberland, and permit holders will be directed to another nearby parking area.
 
Beginning Saturday, June 1, the parking area under the bridge between South Johnson Street and Bridge Street, west of Wills Creek, will also close.
 
Both sections will be closed to parking for several months.
 
The parking area under the bridge between South Centre Street and South Mechanic Street will remain open. Alternative parking is also available for a monthly fee from Merling Wholesale at the former Moose Lodge building on Beall Street. Those interested in parking in that lot should call Merling at 301-729-2571. More information about city parking lots and permits is available from the Cumberland Parking Enforcement Office at 301-759-6473.
 
Crews are currently blast-cleaning and painting the steel on the section of the bridge over Canal Place and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Completion of that section is expected by mid-July. Meanwhile, crews will be repairing the concrete bridge supports in the newly closed sections.
 
SHA’s contractor for the project is Titan Industrial Services Inc. of Baltimore. More information about the project is available at www.bitly.com/crosstownbridge.
 
While SHA and its partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don't follow too closely. Safer Driving. Safer Work Zones. For everyone!
 
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