Drivers turning onto Hoadley Road from Route 234 may find themselves spending a little less time at the light.
Officials have added another left turn lane.
The 600-foot lane is expected to ease traffic on Route 234 and reduce the amount of time travelers sit at the light, according to a release from Prince William County.
“We’ve doubled the capacity of this intersection by allowing there to be two left-turn lanes that can be received onto Hoadly Road,” Supervisor Marty Nohe said in a release. “It’s already having a huge impact in terms of moving more people through this intersection every day.”
The new turn-lane will also diminish the amount of traffic that is backed up into other lanes on Route 234, an issue that many commuters have faced for several years.
“We’ve struggled with cars filling up the turn lane during the evening rush hour and spilling into the general purpose lane,” Nohe said. “By adding this second left-turn lane, we now have the ability to get those people out of the travel way, make traffic more free flowing on Route 234, but also make it more convenient those people who are trying to make that left turn and head toward Purcell Road and the Prince William Parkway.”
Nohe mentioned a few positive attributes associated with the project.
“As someone who drives around 234 every day, I’m excited about the fact that traffic can move more freely through this already frequently congested intersection,” Nohe said. “As a member of the Board of County Supervisors, I’m even more excited about the fact that this project came in $380,000 under budget and was finished a month ahead of schedule.”
More information about the county’s transportation projects is available online.
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