County Seeks Feedback on Route 234-Brentsville Road Interchange Project

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Provided by Prince William County

The Prince William County Department of Transportation invites the public to watch a virtual presentation about the Route 234-Brentsville Road Interchange Project and provide comments.

An in-person public meeting scheduled for March 25 was canceled due to COVID-19. The virtual presentation will allow the public to review the project’s exhibits and features, review a tentative project schedule, and provide valuable feedback to the county to assist in the design process.

The Presentation

The presentation will show how the new interchange at the intersections of Route 234/Route 234-Business and Route 234/Route 294 will work. The intersections are 750 feet apart and both have traffic lights, said Dagmawie Shikurye, the project manager with the county’s Department of Transportation. “It is the county’s intention to eliminate the at-grade intersection at Route 234/Route 294, and possibly at Route 234/Route 234-Business and replace the signals with bridges as the budget for the project will allow.”

The Project

The $55 million project is fully funded by regional funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA). It will help ease traffic congestion along the corridor that runs between U.S. 1 and Interstate 95 on the eastern end of the county to Interstate 66 to the west, said Coles District Supervisor Yesli Vega, whose district includes the project. “The Prince William Parkway is a major commuter route in the county and serves as a gateway to Route 1, I-95 and I-66. Looking at the projected population growth and employment in the Coles District and neighboring districts within the county, the Prince William Parkway will become even busier in the coming years. Once completed, this interchange will open congestion bottlenecks on the parkway by allowing free-flow traffic improvements in conjunction with other alternative interchange, intersection projects along the corridor.”

Submit Comments

The presentation, along with the comment form, is available on the department’s website at pwcgov.org/government/dept/dot/Pages/Virtual-Presentations.aspx. Submit all comments by June 1, 2020.

Leaving comments online will help residents avoid the need to send comment sheets, provide convenience and increase transparency. An added benefit is that the public will see previously asked questions and the design team’s responses all in one place, Shikurye said. “We understand that this is new to our residents and some people may prefer to put their two cents in via a phone call or regular post service. We will accommodate those, as well,” he said.

To send comments via mail or email DShikurye@pwcgov.org and reference “Route 234/Brentsville Rd Interchange Virtual Presentation Public Comments” in the subject heading. Send mail to the Department of Transportation, Attn: Dagmawie Shikurye, Project Manager, 5 County Complex Court, Suite 290, Woodbridge, VA 22192.

Construction of the project is set to begin in spring 2021, with completion scheduled for the summer of 2023, according to Shikurye.

For more information about transportation projects in the county, please visit pwcgov.org/transportation.

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