Another critical Old Bridge Road congestion reduction project has received funding: The PWC Department of Transportation secured $25M in NVTA funding to address the chokepoint between Colby Drive and Minnieville Road; a project I’d flagged as a priority when reviewing grant opportunities for the Occoquan District. This road widening will add:
- Capacity — bringing this road segment from four lanes to six
- Intersection improvements and signal modification to further improve operations
- Pedestrian facilities on the north side of Old Bridge, addressing existing gaps and providing a first/last mile connection to the Lake Ridge Commuter Lot
Anybody who has sat on this stretch of road during peak traffic times knows that the added capacity is much-needed. The project will bring significant congestion reduction benefits to Occoquan District residents, and increase pedestrian connectivity between homes and nearby amenities. Ultimately, it will mean less time spent sitting in traffic and more time for the people and activities that bring us joy.
Visit PWC DOT online to learn about other road and sidewalk projects that are in progress or in the pipeline: https://www.pwcva.gov/department/transportation/current-road-projects