The Prince William County Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting so residents can learn about the Balls Ford Road interchange construction project at Va. 234. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Gainesville Middle School, 8001 Limestone Drive, according to a county news release.
At the meeting, residents will have a chance to see the placement of the project that is to begin in early 2020 on a design-build basis, meaning the design of the project will be concurrent with construction.
The project includes construction of a four-lane, divided roadway and bridge crossing over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and a diverging diamond interchange over the Prince William Parkway. The project begins approximately 2,900 feet west of the existing Devlin Road-Wellington Road intersection and extends east about 6,800 feet, with a new alignment, to the existing Balls Ford Road-Doane Drive intersection.
It also includes a 10-foot-wide, multi-use path on the east side of the project and a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on the west side.
Elnour Adam, the county's mega projects branch chief, said people who attend the meeting will have an opportunity to talk with the Virginia Department of Transportation and county transportation department officials, and provide input on the project.
"They will see the construction design – where the road will be. If they have any suggestions or if they have any concerns, they can let us know. If we see any major suggestions for changes, we can look at them."