Phase 2 is Complete for Road Project

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Stone Spring Road Connection Project, also known as the Southeast Connector, makes it easy for Valley drivers to get from east to west across Harrisonburg.

Phase 2 of the project was completed on Thursday. This portion of the project is between South Main Street and Peach Grove Avenue and it features five lanes with bicycle and pedestrian access.

Lots of people said they were excited to finally see this phase of the project complete and more than 100 people came out for the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday. City officials spoke about how exciting it was to finally see the connector finished.

Drivers can now drive on the new bridge right off Route 11 South.

The bridge cost the city about $16 million and most of that money came from federal and state agencies.

Carol Droms, a cyclist, said he uses his bike to get most places and he said he was glad to see bike lanes on the new bridge.

"Oh I think it's great I think it's long overdue, I think we need to have more infrastructure, you know if they build it they will come."

Droms said he was more excited for the next phase to be completed because he lives on that side of town.

The next phase will continue the connection towards Route 42 on the east side of town. That part is expected to be finished next summer.

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