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Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County schools. You can email him at jbranscome@freelancestar.com.

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Road work at Spotsylvania High School raises concerns

I traveled to Spotsylvania High School this morning to check out the situation at the entrance. People had shared with me  concerns related to the Virginia Department of Transportation road project taking place in front of the school.

Students and buses face a bit of an obstacle course and a steep driveway coming in and out of the high school located along what is now Lake Anna Parkway.

The above photo shows the old roadway to the left and the new roadway on the right. Currently, the orange and white barrels are being used to help guide people to the entrance.

Principal Rusty Davis is taking it all in stride as he works to keep students safe and buses traveling smoothly through the work zone. Behind him is the old roadway.

Last school year, in anticipation of the construction, Davis relocated student parking to the entrance at Post Oak Road. That has decreased the number of cars entering the main entrance, which currently has a steep grade.

This photo attempts to show the steep grade currently in place. The rise connects the main entrance to the new roadway. It rises as it crosses the old Courthouse Road.

I’m working on an update on this project and what’s taking place at the entrance for Post Oak Middle School.

Feel free to share with me your thoughts on these issues: pgould@freelancestar.com.

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