February 13, 2023
Prince George County Public Schools encourages drivers to be alert for increased traffic along Middle Road (Route 646) and its connections with Jefferson Park Road (Route 630) and Prince George Drive (Route 156) beginning Tuesday, February 21, 2023 as Middle Road Elementary School opens for students.
During morning arrival and afternoon dismissal, drivers may encounter increased passenger and bus traffic and delays along Middle Road near the school, along with its intersection at Jefferson Park Road to the school’s west and Prince George Drive to the school’s east.
Flashing school zone signals have been installed in both directions of Middle Road near the elementary school and will be activated during these times. Drivers are encouraged to adhere to the posted speed limit and watch for vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area.
While traveling through the area of the new campus and across and on other roads in Prince George County, drivers are reminded of the following to help keep our community safe as we share the road.
- Stop for stopped school buses with flashing red lights and an extended stop sign when approaching from any direction;
- Remain stopped until everyone is clear and the bus moves again;
- Stop whenever the bus is loading or unloading passengers, even if the lights and stop sign are not activated. Additionally, if a school bus is on the opposite side of a median or barrier, motorists aren’t required to stop; however, drivers should be prepared for students exiting the school bus and crossing into their lanes.
For more information about Middle Road Elementary School, visit the district’s website at http://www.pgs.k12.va.us.