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New traffic signal pattern at King George High School

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Split phase will assist drivers exiting the high school onto Route 3

FREDERICKSBURG – Starting today, a new traffic pattern on Route 3 at the intersection with King George High School (Foxes Way) and St. Anthony’s Road in King George County will separate the traffic movement from both side streets.

Previously, traffic exiting King George High School and St. Anthony’s Road onto Route 3 yielded to oncoming traffic while making a left turn. Both side streets shared a concurrent phase with a solid green ball signal to exit.

Now, each side street will have separate green time to travel straight or turn left using a combination green arrow and solid green ball.

Traffic proceeding straight or turning left from King George High School will no longer have to yield to oncoming traffic from St. Anthony’s Road.

Traffic signals on Route 3 in the vicinity of the intersection have been adjusted to coordinate with the new traffic pattern at the high school and St. Anthony’s Road.

The change was made to improve safety by giving each side street its own dedicated green time, and will also improve the efficiency of the traffic flow out of the high school parking lot.