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New traffic pattern near Spotsy High

The Virginia Department of Transportation issued the following statement regarding a traffic change that goes into effect tomorrow on the new alignment on Route 208. This will impact people  traveling to Spotsylvania High School.

BE ALERT TO NEWTRAFFIC PATTERN ON ROUTE 208

Traffic to be shifted to new alignment as Bypass Project reaches first major milestone

FREDERICKSBURG – On Tuesday, Nov. 29 traffic will be shifted to the new Route 208 alignment at Route 606 (Post Oak Road) near Spotsylvania High School in Spotsylvania County.

The shift will occur midday.

Motorists traveling on Route 208 between Spotsylvania High School and the Ta River will use the new road to reach areas north of the project. Local traffic should use Route 606 and the new Route 793 to access destinations along the old Route 208.  Motorists will both routes at the new traffic signal.

The second entrance to Spotsylvania High School has been relocated as a result of this new alignment.  School traffic will enter the school parking lot at the new signalized intersection located just north of the existing entrance. The main entrance to the school will not be impacted

by this traffic shift.

This shift of traffic to the new alignment of Route 208 marks the first major milestone for the

Spotsylvania Courthouse Bypass, Phase II Project that began in April 2010.  The 19.4 million

project, which includes the construction of two new bridges at the Po and Ta Rivers, is slated to

be complete in November 2012.

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This shift of traffic to the new alignment of Route 208 marks the first major milestone for the Spotsylvania Courthouse Bypass, Phase II Project that began in April 2010. The 19.4 million project, which includes the construction of two new bridges at the Po and Ta Rivers, is slated to be complete in November 2012.


				

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