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Hearings set for two Spotsylvania road projects

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There will be two public hearings this week on intersection projects in Spotsylvania County.

One project will change the signal pattern and lengthen the left-turn lane on Leavells Road, where it intersects with Harrison Road. The other project will add a left-turn lane on Smith Station Road, approaching Courthouse Road.

When the Smith Station and Courthouse intersection project is done Smith Station Road will have left, through, and right turn lanes for northbound traffic. The traffic signal poles also will be removed. The $1.7 in changes are expected to cut down on backups on Smith Station Road.

The hearing for this project will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Courtland Elementary School on Smith Station Road.

The $325,000 in work at the Leavells and Harrison intersection will make the left turn a protected turn only. Also, the median will be closed just south on Leavells Road.

The hearing for the project will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Salem Church Library on Salem Church Road.


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