Provided by Prince William County
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently received transportation briefings from the Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Transportation, or VDOT, on the status of road projects across the county.
Prince William County Department of Transportation projects include:
- Burwell Road: The Burwell Drive/Fitzwater Drive improvements were completed in July. The paving of the gravel section of Burwell Road to the Fauquier County line is scheduled to be completed in late summer of 2017.
- Vint Hill Road Realignment: Rock blasting and drilling on the Vint Hill road realignment is complete. The final realignment will be completed in October.
- Vint Hill Road Extension: The design phase of the Vint Hill Road Extension is scheduled to begin December 2016, with construction scheduled to begin in September 2017. The job is scheduled to be completed in December 2018.
- Route 28: Construction on the Route 28 widening project from Fitzwater to Vint Hill is scheduled to run from December 2016 through December 2018. The Route 28 widening from Linton Hall Road to Pennsylvania Avenue is scheduled to begin in May 2018 and run through May 2020.
- Minnieville Road: All rights-of-way have been obtained for the widening of Minnieville Road between Spriggs Road and Va. 234. Utility relocation has started, and construction is scheduled to begin in October with a completion date set for November 2018.
- Purcell Road: The temporary road alignment for the Purcell Road widening project was completed in August. Filling the road with dirt to reach the proper elevation before paving is in progress. All utility relocation is complete. The construction is scheduled to be completed in October.
- Route 1: Environmental site assessments are finished for the U.S. 1 widening project from Featherstone Road to Mary’s Way. Rights-of-way acquisition is scheduled to begin in November, and utility relocation is scheduled for January 2018. Project completion is scheduled for April 2021.
- Antietam Road Sidewalk – The acquisition of environmental permits is expected in late September. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2017 and is expected to take six months to complete.
- Old Bridge Sidewalk – Design completion is scheduled for the spring of 2017. The advertisement for the project should go out in the summer of 2017.
- Dumfries Road Shared Use Path – Ongoing work to complete the project on Dumfries Road from the First Mount Zion Baptist Church to 4100 Talon Drive includes geotechnical boring and subsurface utility marking. Design completion is expected in February 2017 with construction set to begin in May 2017.
- Blackburn Sidewalk – Bids were open on Sept. 7 to build the sidewalk between Rippon Boulevard to Cow Branch Bridge. A contract was awarded and construction is scheduled to begin in October.
- Powell’s Creek Pedestrian Footbridge – A threat to the Northern Long-Eared Bat could delay the construction start date for the footbridge along U.S. 1 in Woodbridge, but construction is still scheduled to begin in late fall 2017 and be completed in July 2017.
Visit the county’s transportation website for more information on projects and studies.
Virginia Department of Transportation projects include:
- I-66: The Interstate 66 widening to Haymarket between U.S. 29 and U.S. 15 was completed in August. The project included the addition of one high-occupancy lane and one general lane in each direction. The road and bridge construction for the U.S. 15/I-66 Interchange project is underway. U.S. 15 traffic has been shifted onto new bridge. Construction is scheduled for completion late summer 2017.
- U.S. 1/Va. 123 Interchange: Construction and utility installation on the U.S. 1/Va. 123 Interchange project is underway. Northbound traffic has been shifted. The project includes a widening of U.S. 1 from Mary’s Way to Annapolis Way and partial paving of Va. 123.
- Aden Road Bridge: The bridge was originally supposed to be repaired and returned to its original position, but it was in need of unexpected repairs and had to be removed. Discussions are underway between the county, the community and several federal agencies about how to proceed.
- Route 1 in Dumfries: Design for widening U.S. 1 in the Town of Dumfries between and Va. 234 from two to six lanes is underway.
- Intersection of Blackburn Road and Rippon Boulevard: A project kickoff meeting to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Blackburn Road and Rippon Boulevard was held in January. Rights-of-way acquisitions are scheduled to begin this fall with advertisements for bids expected to go out in late 2017.
- Route 234 Pedestrian Improvements: Funding for pedestrian improvements on Va. 234 between Four Seasons and Fortuna Center Plaza has been identified. The project team of designers and utility experts are looking for possible conflicts in utility location and rights-of-way acquisitions.
For more information on VDOT projects, visit virginiadot.org.