The Route 30 access road to Acquinton Elementary School is closed until further notice while crews demolish the School Board office and build Hamilton-Holmes Middle School’s sixth-grade wing.
King William County Public Schools Superintendent David White said the access road closure is for safety purposes while construction is taking place.
“We are in the first phase of the construction project for Hamilton-Holmes Middle School,” White said. “We closed that access road off for safety purposes because it’s so close to the road where we are going to be working.”
White said demolition of the former School Board office has begun and once it’s demolished, the construction for the sixth-grade wing of Hamilton-Holmes Middle School will begin.
“We don’t want the traffic coming through there and having a potential accident,” White said. “We are hoping to keep it closed for the duration of the project and open it up again next year.
“We thought about temporarily closing it down,” White said. “But because of the heavy equipment that we’ll be utilizing and will be partially blocking the road anyway, we decided to go ahead and close it down so it wouldn’t cause a bottleneck in that portion of the access route there.”
The road closure started Jan. 25, and all drivers coming to and from the elementary school will need to use Acquinton Church Road as an alternate route.
King William County Public Schools posted the announcement on their website and twitter account and apologized for the inconvenience.
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