Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Weather changes road plans
Because of today’s rain, the expected shift of traffic on State Route 208 will not take place today. Instead, it will be Thursday, Dec. 1 in the late morning, after the rush hour for Spotsylvania High School.
As a refresher:
Traffic will be shifted to the new Route 208 alignment at Route 606 (Post Oak Road) near Spotsylvania High School in Spotsylvania County.
Drivers traveling on Route 208 between the 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 can access 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.