The Prince William County Department of Transportation invites the public to an informational meeting on a Neabsco Mills Road widening project, at Freedom High School in Woodbridge, VA, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 21.

While progress continues on expanding Route 1 to six lanes throughout the Woodbridge Magisterial District, other area roadways need attention as well.  Neabsco Mills Road between Smoke Court and U.S. 1 is terribly congested during the rush hour. Additionally, with only two-lanes to support traffic going to and from large educational, commercial and religious facilities on traffic can occurring during off-peak hours as well.

Widening the road to four lanes along the 4,300-foot stretch should take care of the problem, said Gladis Arboleda, an engineer with the Prince William County Department of Transportation: “The planned widening of this road is anticipated to ease traffic congestion that occurs regularly and improve vehicular flow for all daily commuters and users of facilities along the roadway.”

During the meeting, the public will have a chance to preview plans for the $33.5-million project, which will include the construction of a shared-use trail along the east side of Neabsco Mills Road, along with a pedestrian sidewalk on the west side of the road, Arboleda said.

Design for the road-widening project is currently underway, with construction set to begin in October 2020. Construction is scheduled to be completed in August 2022.

For more information about transportation projects in the county, visit www.pwcgov.org/transportation.

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