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TOL PR 2016-08-05 South King St traffic pattern Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Drivers Cautioned About New Traffic Pattern on South King Street, Beginning August 9, 2016 Traffic will be shifted onto the newly constructed lanes to accommodate the next phase of the South King Street widening project. Leesburg, VA (August 5, 2016) – On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, weather permitting, both northbound and southbound traffic on South King Street between Greenway Drive and Masons Lane on the south side of Leesburg will be shifted east onto newly constructed lanes. Travel lanes will be separated by a double yellow line. The speed limit in this area is 35 miles per hour. Drivers are advised to take extra care while traveling through the work zone. This change in traffic pattern will be in place until further notice. When the widening project is completed, South King Street will be a four-lane divided roadway from the southern Town limits at Virt’s Corner to the Route 7/15 Bypass. Completion is expected in Spring 2017. For more information, please contact Walid Quttaineh, Project Manager, at wquttaineh@leesburgva.gov or 703-737-7055. # # #