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Work set to start on Cherry Road, last phase of Route 3 widening

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A year after the State Route 3 widening project wrapped up on the highway, the final phase of the project is set to start.

The work involves improvements to the intersection of Old Plank Road, Cherry Road, and Route 3, according to Spotsylvania County spokeswoman Kathy Smith.

Crews are expected to start work on Monday. Work is expected to be completed by the end of November.

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The work will close a section of Cherry Road and connect it to Route 3, which is expected to improve the awkward intersection of Old Plank and Cherry Road at Five Mile Fork, just off the highway.

There will be road closures and detours as part of the work:

  • Cherry Road will be closed to through traffic from MacNamara Drive to Old Plank Road at Route 3
  • Cherry Road will be closed to through traffic from Old Plank Road to MacNamara Drive
  • Old Plank Road will be closed to through traffic from Gordon Road to Cherry Road
  • Old Plank Road will be closed to through traffic from Route 3 to Gordon Road.

The roads will remain open to local traffic only while the work is being done, Smith said.

The $25.1-million project widened a 1.5-mile stretch of Route 3 to six lanes from Chewning Lane and Rutherford Drive to Gordon Road. The highway project also included the addition of a new traffic signal at Chancellors Village Lane and Single Oak Road.

Check for the full story later online and in The Free Lance-Star.

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