Fuller Road and Fuller Heights Road Improvement Project Now Complete

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Provided by Prince William County Communications Office 

The $10.3-million Fuller Road and Fuller Heights Road Improvement Project was officially completed and opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday afternoon.

The project, near the entrance of Quantico Marine Corps Base, was initiated in 2009 and completed through a partnership with funding from federal, state, regional and local sources.

The project includes a new right-turn lane along Joplin Road headed toward northbound U.S. 1, and a realigned Fuller Heights Road intersection that provides north and southbound access with a roundabout at the intersection of Fuller Heights Road and Old Triangle Road.

Board of County Supervisors Chair At-Large Deshundra Jefferson spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and thanked the Prince William County Department of Transportation, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), JMT Engineering and Independence Excavating for the work each contributed to make the project a success.

“You guys have really done an amazing job with this,” Jefferson said of the project. “I’m proud to say that these road improvements are a significant step in moving Prince William towards our strategic goal by easing congestion and improving mobility in the Triangle area for residents, local businesses and our military facilities.”

Potomac District Supervisor Andrea Bailey thanked attendees who came to celebrate the multi-modal project, which includes sidewalks, trails, bus stops, better access and more transit.

“This project is a small part of the work done and awaiting us to enhance the quality of life in this area,” Bailey said. “We listened to the concerns of our residents regarding traffic on Joplin accessing Route 1 and I-95 to be safe during peak traffic hours and sharing the work of ensuring our county’s roadways are safe and relieved of traffic congestion. This project is a small part of the work done … a way to enhance the quality of life in this area. Today is a joyous occasion to have a ribbon cutting.”

NVTA Chief Executive Officer Monica Backmon said that collaboration is essential to bring any project to completion.

“It is rare that a project, regardless of the scope and scale, gets done without several entities coming to the table, collaborating. For the Authority’s part, it was bringing funding,” Backmon said. “We all collaborate; and not only does this project visualize or really bring to light the collaboration, improved accessibility, safety options, modal options, all of that that you get. We at the Authority … are happy to be here, to be your partner.”

VDOT’s Northern Virginia Local Assistance Manager Terry Yates echoed that the key to bring projects to completion is collaboration.

“I was talking to folks before… and people wonder why transportation projects take so long, and it’s just a tremendous amount of collaboration. Years ago, it was mostly technical and engineering, and there are so many other aspects, multimodal, cultural, citizen buy in, all these things must gel before a project comes together.”

For more information about transportation projects in the county, visit pwcva.gov/transportation.


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