Another Section of U.S. 1 to be Widened

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Provided by Prince William County

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently authorized a $32.7 million construction contract to widen U.S. 1 between Featherstone Road and Mary’s Way in Woodbridge.

The 1.3-mile project will improve and widen U.S. 1 from a four-lane undivided highway to a six-lane divided highway. The project will include a five-foot sidewalk and a 10-foot multi-use trail along the sides of the road that carries approximately 40,000 vehicles each day.

The widening, using a combination of local, state, and federal funds, will increase road capacity to relieve congestion on U.S. 1, according to county documents.

The Prince William County Department of Transportation expects to issue a notice to proceed order early this fall with construction beginning soon after. Construction should last until the summer of 2022.

There are two more sections of road that need to be widened to complete work on U.S. 1 in Prince William County. One section is in the town of Dumfries, which is currently under design. The other is an unfunded portion between Neabsco Road/Cardinal Drive and Va. 234. Construction dates on both projects are yet to be determined.


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