Contributed by Prince William County
Several road projects across Prince William County have recently wrapped up while others are ongoing or getting underway.
Prince William Chairman Corey Stewart said the Prince William County Board of Supervisors has and will continue to support road building throughout the community. “It is important that we as a county continue to invest in improving our infrastructure. These improvements are important to both our economic development activities and for the quality of life for our residents.”
Recently completed projects include:
- the Nokesville Road-Piper Lane project near the Virginia Railway Express Station;
- the Hoadly Road Trail project between Spriggs Road and Dale Boulevard;
- pedestrian improvements on Old Bridge Road between Mohican Road and Dillingham Square; and
- Phase II of the Telegraph Road project.
A ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open Rollins Ford Road will be held on July 15, 2014.
Tom Blaser, the director of the Prince William County Department of Transportation, recently presented a quarterly report to the Board of County Supervisors that showed the progress on several other road projects across the county.
- Work to widen Prince William Parkway between Old Bridge and Minnieville roads is underway. The project, with a cost estimate of $18.5 million, is scheduled to be completed in December 2014.
- The U.S. 1 improvement project between Neabsco and Featherstone is divided into three phases. Phase I, between Neabsco Mills Road and Dale Boulevard, is under construction, as is Phase II between Dale Boulevard and Delaware Drive. Rights-of-way acquisition, design and construction are in progress on Phase III of the project between Delaware Drive and Featherstone Road. Final completion of all phases, estimated at $47.3 million, is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2015.
- Improvements to Va. 28 between Linton Hall Road and Fitzwater Drive will include a sound wall construction and utility relocations. Rights-of-way for phase one has been acquired and a contract to improve the Phase I has been awarded to Branch Highways. Appraisals for rights-of-way for Phase II are ongoing. Funding for the entire project, estimated at $71 million, will come from the federal government and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
- Improvements to Burwell Road at Fitzwater Drive will begin this summer or early fall. Prince William County’s Transportation Department is working with Verizon and the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative to relocate utilities at the same time it is working to gain rights-of way needed to begin the project, which will cost an estimated $750,000.
- Design for the project to widen Minnieville Road, between Spriggs Road and Va. 234, is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2014 with construction scheduled to begin in the summer of 2015. The estimated cost for the project is $28 million .
- The county will advertise for bids to improve Logmill Road beginning in early 2015. In the meantime, paving for a detour on Mountain Road will begin this summer. Rights-of-way acquisitions are also scheduled to begin this summer, depending on the availability of funding, according to the report. The total cost of the project will be about $5 million.
- The acquisition of rights-of-way for the sidewalk project on Gideon Drive between Opitz and Dale boulevards is underway. Advertisements for construction are scheduled to go out in July/August 2014. Utility relocation is underway. Construction should be completed within four to six months after a contract is awarded. Total cost of the $2.3million.
- The Antietam Road Sidewalk project is currently in the design phase. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2015. The cost of the project is estimated at $750,000.
Funding for the projects comes from local, regional, state and federal sources.
For more information about transportation projects in the County, please visit www.pwcgov.org/transportation.