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A view of the U.S. 1 widening project in October. VDOT photo

Beginning about 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, the two through lanes of southbound U.S. 1 between the Occoquan River bridge and the Marumsco Creek bridge will shift onto new pavement as part of the Route 1 widening project, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The $165 million project includes adding a lane in each direction to U.S. 1 between Marys Way and Annapolis Way (about a mile), a new Route 1 bridge at Marumsco Creek, improvements to Occoquan Road, a shared-use path, sidewalk and other improvements.

The project is financed with federal, state and county funding and is expected to be complete in fall 2020. 

 U.S. 1 averages 38,000 vehicles a day in this area.

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