News Briefs: New Traffic Pattern on South King Street, Town of Leesburg Gives Grants to Local Art Groups

News Briefs: New Traffic Pattern on South King Street, Town of Leesburg Gives Grants to Local Art Groups

New Traffic Pattern Begins on South King Street Aug. 15

On Monday, Aug. 15, both northbound and southbound traffic on South King Street between Greenway Drive and Masons Lane in south Leesburg will be shifted east onto the newly constructed lanes. Speed limit in this area will be 35 miles per hour. Drivers are advised to take extra caution while traveling through the work zone. This traffic pattern change will last until further notice.

The traffic pattern change is part of a construction project that will make South King Street a four-lane divided roadway between the southern town limits of Leesburg at Virt’s Corner to the Route 7/15 bypass. Completion is expected in Spring 2017.

Leesburg Art Groups Given $10,000

The Town of Leesburg announced Friday it had given $10,000 in total grants to local arts groups Bluemont Concerts, Friends of Leesburg Public Arts and Arts for All.

Bluemont Concerts received $4,000 for its summer concert series, which is held on the Loudoun County Court House lawn each Sunday night in July. Friends of Leesburg Public Arts was given $4,835 for the Art sPARKs Sculpture Trail in Raflo Park. Funds will also go to the bicycle mural in the Town Hall Parking Garage and the 2nd Annual “Paint the Plow” program, which works in conjunction with public middle and high schools in Leesburg.

Additionally, Arts for All received $1,165 to use toward scholarships for students who need financial assistance to attend the DaVinco Studio program. The program helps individuals with special needs the resources to experience visual and performing arts.

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