Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Aug. 15, 2012

On Thursday, August 16, vehicles will begin traveling on a new segment of Spotsylvania Courthouse Bypass

FREDERICKSBURG—Starting on Thursday, Aug. 16, traffic will shift onto new travel lanes constructed on Route 208 in Spotsylvania County.


The traffic shift is expected to occur in mid-afternoon. Traffic will be shifted onto a new two-lane portion of roadway that has been constructed between Robert E. Lee Drive and Post Oak Road, a distance of approximately 4 miles.


To complete the transition to the new travel lanes, traffic will be briefly halted in each direction on Route 208 for no more than 10 minutes.


This traffic shift will occur weather permitting. If the shift is cancelled due to weather, the traffic shift will be postponed until Friday, Aug. 17.


Opening this segment of the Spotsylvania Courthouse Bypass, Phase II, is a significant milestone toward completion of the project. Construction continues on the remainder of the project, from Post Oak Road to just west of the Ta River. Work is expected to be completed in 2013.


Traffic will enter the new travel lanes tomorrow approximately a quarter mile west of Robert E. Lee Drive. The new segment of the Spotsylvania Courthouse Bypass ends at the intersection of Post Oak Road, across from Spotsylvania High School.


Block House Road will now connect with Route 208 at a new intersection with a traffic signal. The intersection has been relocated approximately one-tenth of mile north of the current intersection.


The new travel lanes provide a straighter, flatter and wider path for vehicles compared with the existing Route 208.


The speed limit on the new segment of roadway is posted at 55 mph.



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