LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Sept. 1, 2017

Motorists traveling on Route 360 and Academic Lane should be alert for construction activity and traffic pattern changes as school resumes next week

FREDERICKSBURG – Work continues on a project to extend the existing left turn lane and construct an additional left turn lane on Route 360 at Academic Lane in Northumberland County.

The project began in May 2017 and is on schedule for completion in October 2017.

The Route 360 and Academic Lane intersection is located near the Northumberland County high school, middle school and elementary school campus.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5, traffic is expected to increase in this area due to the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Motorists can expect the following construction activity in the work zone:

  • Periodic daytime lane closures on Route 360 and Academic Lane. To reduce congestion at school arrival and dismissal times, lane closures are not permitted between 7:30-8:15 a.m. on weekday mornings, and 3-4:50 p.m. on weekday afternoons.
  • Construction is being coordinated to avoid delaying arrival and dismissal times for special events and evening athletic games at the school campus.
  • Access to the bus parking lot from Route 360 will remain open. The entrance and turn lane to this bus parking lot will be paved in approximately two weeks.

This project seeks to enhance safety at the intersection that serves the high school, middle school and elementary school campus, and to improve roadway drainage in the area. 

For more information about this project, please visit the project page online at


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