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Meeting set for Route 3 connector road work

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Spotsylvania will host a meeting to discuss the last phase of the State Route 3 widening project—changes to the area of the intersection of Cherry Road, Old Plank Road and Route 3 and the extension of Cherry Road.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Chancellor Community Center, at 7300 Old Plank Road.

County staff will be available for questions at the meeting and plans will be on display.

A portion of Cherry Road will be removed and replaced as part of the project. Cherry Road will then be extended.

The new connector road is supposed to create a safer, improved connection to Route 3, according to a county release.

The work will change access to five businesses on Cherry Road.

The $25.1 million widening project increased Route 3 to six lanes from Chewning Lane and Rutherford Drive to Gordon Road, where it meets an existing six-lane section by the Harrison Crossing shopping center.

Work on Route 3 was finished in July.

No exact time frame for the Cherry Road work has been announced.

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