A section of the Route 1 widening project in Prince William has been completed.
The section of the construction project ran 2.06 miles between Neabsco Mills Road and Featherstone Road and cost $48.5 million, according to a release.
The widening project began in 2013, and “includes reconfiguration of the intersection at U.S. 1 at Dale Boulevard-Rippon Boulevard with a triple left turn approach; realignment and widening Dale Boulevard-Rippon Boulevard; and a major box culvert at Cow Branch. New traffic signals were also added at the intersections of U.S. 1 and Dale Boulevard-Rippon Boulevard, Delaware Drive, Maryland Avenue, Opitz Boulevard and Featherstone Road,” stated a release.
Yesterday a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the completion of the project.
“Another part of the puzzle is now in place with the construction of this stretch of Route 1. I don’t think there’s any other community in the United States that has revitalized, redone and widened such a long portion of Route 1,” stated Chairman Corey Stewart in a release.
For Supervisor Frank Principi, one of the benefits of widening Route 1 is the ability to better move traffic through the area. According to a release, Route 1 carries 40,000 to 50,000 cars per day.
“It will allow us to expand existing businesses and bring in new businesses and high-paying jobs. It will also enhance the look and feel of our community,” stated Principi in a release.
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