Another round of deliveries for The Maryland Theatre’s expansion project will require another closure of South Potomac Street on Monday.
Weather permitting, the first block of the street in downtown Hagerstown will be closed to all traffic for about six hours, starting at 9:30 a.m., according to a city traffic advisory.
The contractor will be taking delivery of large steel beams and other building components. With the equipment needed to unload them, there won’t be enough room to safely allow traffic through the section between Washington and Antietam streets, city officials said.
A detour route will be posted to direct drivers around the closure.
About two weeks ago, theater Executive Director Jessica Green said the $15 million project remained on schedule, despite some minor construction delays due to weather. It remains on schedule for completion in the fall.
The project, which will add more than 30,000 square feet to the historic Hagerstown theater, surpassed the halfway point in mid-February.
The new five-story addition, including a basement, will restore the facility to its original footprint from before a devastating fire in the early 1970s. The expansion will add space for rehearsals, events and patron services.
— C.J. Lovelace