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Prince William County will be getting a new interchange. Additional information about the project has become available for local residents.
A virtual presentation about the Route 234-Brentsville Road Interchange Project was set up by the Prince William County Department of Transportation.
It focuses on the operation of the interchange that will be at Route 234-Route 234-Business and Route 234-Route 294 intersections, according to a release from Prince William County.
Located 750 feet from one another, each intersection has traffic lights, Department of Transportation Project Manager Dagmawie Shikurye said in a release.
“It is the county’s intention to eliminate the at-grade intersection at Route 234/Route 294, and possibly at Route 234/Route 234-Business and replace the signals with bridges as the budget for the project will allow,” Shikurye explained.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) is funding the $55-million interchange project.
It seeks to reduce traffic on the Prince William Parkway, which is expected to see more traffic as the population and employment grows in various areas, such as the Coles District.
“Once completed, this interchange will open congestion bottlenecks on the parkway by allowing free-flow traffic improvements in conjunction with other alternative interchange, intersection projects along the corridor,” Coles District Supervisor Yesli Vega said in a release.
A public meeting about the project was going to be held on March 25. Because of the Coronavirus, it was canceled.
Community members are able to view the presentation and submit online comments on the Prince William County website.
They may email feedback to DShikurye@pwcgov.org with “Route 234/Brentsville Rd Interchange Virtual Presentation Public Comments” as the subject line.
Input can also be mailed to: Attn: Dagmawie Shikurye, Project Manager, 5 County Complex Court, Suite 290, Woodbridge, VA 22192.
Comments are due June 1.
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