Prince William County's Department of Transportation recently provided an update on road, path and sidewalk projects under construction or in development in the county.
Blackburn Road Pedestrian Improvements
The project to build a sidewalk-multi-use path from U.S. 1 to the newly constructed Neabsco Boardwalk across from Rippon Lodge is underway. The asphalt part of the project is complete and guard rail installation is underway. The county transportation department portion of the project is scheduled to be completed this month.
Construction to pave Burwell Road from the paved portion to the Fauquier County line is scheduled to begin this month with completion by September.
Discovery Boulevard Extension-Thomasson Barn Road Extension
Construction of a two-lane road to end at Hornbaker Road is scheduled to be completed in April.
Dumfries Road Sidewalk Project
Final plans to build a sidewalk along Dumfries Road between Counselor Road and Tayloe Drive is scheduled to begin this spring and end in October.
Dumfries Road Shared-Use Path
Construction of a shared-use path between Country Club and Exeter drives along Dumfries Road is set to be complete by July 2019.
Fuller Heights Road
The U.S. Marine Corps awarded a contract to widen Fuller Heights Road in September and construction bidding is expected this summer, with construction to begin in 2020.
Horner Road Sidewalk Project
The county is waiting for approval from the Virginia Department of Transportation to begin right-of-way acquisitions to build a sidewalk along Horner Road between Forest Glen Road and Kilby Elementary School. Construction is expected to begin this spring with completion this summer.
Innovation Pedestrian Improvements
The construction of sidewalks on Discovery Boulevard, Innovation Drive and University Boulevard will be awarded this summer, with construction expected to begin in May 2020.
Neabsco Mills Road
Right-of-way plans to widen Neabsco Mills Road from U.S. 1 to Dale Boulevard will be submitted in April, with right-of-way acquisition to begin in winter of 2020 and construction to begin in August 2020.
Opitz Boulevard Sidewalk Project
The project to build a sidewalk between the Potomac Community Library and Potomac Center Boulevard is awaiting authorization from VDOT. The project is scheduled to be completed this summer.
Old Bridge Road Sidewalk
Design to build a sidewalk on Old Bridge Road between the entrance of Tackett's Mill to Minnieville Road is expected to be completed by June. Right-of-way acquisitions and utility work are scheduled to begin in July, and construction is expected to begin in early 2020, with completion expected in summer 2020.
U.S. 1 from Featherstone Road to Mary's Way
Several buildings have been demolished to make way to widen U.S. 1 to a six-lane road between Featherstone Road and Mary's Way. Construction is set to end in the winter of 2021.
Va. 28, Phase II
The southbound lanes on the project to widen Va. 28 between Fitzwater Drive and Vint Hill Road have been completed. The contractor has also completed the traffic shift to allow construction on the northbound lanes, which should be done by October.
Va. 28, Phase III
Construction to widen Va. 28 to six lanes between Linton Hall Road and Pennsylvania Avenue is awaiting negotiations between Manassas and the design team on water line improvements. Construction is to begin this winter and end in the spring of 2022.
Smoketown Road/Opitz Boulevard Pedestrian Improvements
Reconstruction of ramps and crosswalks at Smoketown Road and Opitz Boulevard is set to begin this summer and end this fall.
Vint Hill Road Extension
Construction on a multi-faceted project to build new sidewalks on Vint Hill and Kettle Run roads, and a second left turn lane on Kettle Run Road onto Vint Hill Road started in October. The project will also include extending the left turn lanes from Vint Hill Road to Kettle Run Road and extending right and left turn lanes from Kettle Run Road onto Sudley Manor Drive. The extended lanes will allow more space for vehicles in the turn lanes, which should help speed up traffic in the through lanes. Kettle Run will be widened to accommodate the turn lane extensions. Construction is scheduled to be completed in November.
Intersection Improvements at Prince William Parkway and University Boulevard
Design has been started and consultants are set to survey the area. The two-year construction project is to begin December 2020.
University Boulevard Extension
Construction on the project to build a two-lane road between Edmonston and Sudley Manor drives is in the design phase. Community meetings on the project will be held in the spring with the design to be completed in December.
Balls Ford Road Interchange
The project to build a diverging diamond interchange at Va. 234 and Balls Ford Road is in the design phase, and construction is to begin in January 2020 and end in December 2022.
Ball Ford Road Widening
The project to widen Balls Ford Road between Doane Drive and Va. 234 Business is in the design phase, with right-of-way acquisitions to begin this fall and construction scheduled to be complete in October 2022.
Va. 646 Aden Road Bridge
The project to replace the Aden Road Bridge will be substantially completed by the end of the year. Work is still being done on the truss section of the bridge.
Construction to start paving Featherbed Lane between the existing roadbed and General Trimble's Lane is to begin this spring and be completed by this summer.
I-66 Park and Ride Haymarket
Construction on a 230-space commuter lot at the northeast quadrant of Interstate 66 and U.S.15 is underway with grading, paving and striping. Construction is expected to be completed this spring.
U.S. 1/Va. 123 Interchange
Construction activities along the road continue with ongoing bridge construction, a traffic switch to the bridge and the Phase I widening of U.S. 1 between Mary's and Annapolis ways. There is no funding for the interchange to have Va. 123 passing over U.S. 1, which is phase II of the overall project. Phase I construction will not be affected by the progress of Phase II.
U.S. 1 Widening - Town of Dumfries
VDOT is evaluating public comments on the proposed project to widen northbound lanes through the town to accommodate all U.S. 1 traffic. Design on the project is ongoing and a construction date is to be determined.
Transform 66-Outside the Beltway
Construction to build two new express lanes on Interstate 66 from Interstate 495 to University Boulevard in Gainesville is underway with setting lane shifts, setting barriers and clearing complete.
Transform I-66-Outside the Beltway: Balls Ford Road Parking Lot
The project is in the design and right-of-way phase with construction scheduled to begin this spring. The lot is expected to be open in December 2020.
Transform I-66-Outside the Beltway
University Boulevard U.S. 29 Park-and-Ride Lot Construction has started on the lot, with 960 spaces expected to be completed this summer.
VIRGINIA RAILWAY EXPRESS PROJECTS
Broad Run Station and Yard Improvements
A federal environmental analysis and preliminary engineering study are underway for the third track and station yard at the VRE station. The project will expand the station and train car storage capacity. Norfolk Southern Railroad is reviewing the design and coordinating with the county's Department of Transportation on parking expansion design and pedestrian access, and connections to Va. 28. The final design completion is set for early 2019, and construction is scheduled to be complete by December 2022.
Quantico Station Improvements
A funding agreement to improve the station is pending, and construction is expected to begin this year with a completion date to be determined.
Rippon Station Improvements
The preliminary engineering and environmental analysis to make improvements to the station are ongoing. Final design is expected to be completed by this fall, with construction completed by 2020.
OmniRide Commuter Express Service
The new service to operate OmniRide buses between the Haymarket Commuter Lot to the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor, with four morning and four evening trips, began in December.
OmniRide Western Maintenance Facility
A groundbreaking was held in January for the facility, near the intersection of Doane Drive and Balls Ford Road to store OmniRide buses