Route 208 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Phase I
|The project will begin 0.3 miles west of the Ta River, near Post Oak|
Project at a Glance
NOTICE: On Tuesday, August 7, Route 608 (Robert E. Lee Drive) will be closed to thru traffic between Route 613 (Brock Road) and Route 648 (Blockhouse Road). From the Spotsylvania Courthouse area, motorists that plan to turn left onto Robert E. Lee Drive will be re-directed approximately 1.1 miles to the intersection of Brock Road and Blockhouse Road; make a left and travel approximately 1.1 miles to reconnect with Robert E. Lee Drive. Motorists will be able to access the Isles of Laurel from Brock Road and St. Mathews Church from Blockhouse Road.
Access will be maintained to any homes located within the work zone. This traffic diversion will allow crews to re-grade this section of Robert E. Lee Drive that will tie in to the new bypass alignment. It is anticipated that by early Spring 2008, motorists will be able to access the bypass from Route 208 and travel through to the existing four-way stop at the intersection of Robert E. Lee Drive and Blockhouse Road. Also, through the end of the year, crews will be working to complete the easternmost portion of the 208 alignment between at the National Park Service entrance to Route 613.
What's Being Done
- Project was advertised in September 2006, bids were received November, award is anticipated for December, and construction begins in Spring 2007. Click here to read a fact sheet about the project, posted February 26, 2007.
- A Public Information Meeting was held on August 31 2005 at the Marshall Center (old High School building), 8800 Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania. Click here to see a pdf copy of the Public Information brochure for the meeting.