News from Occoquan District

Your Questions Answered: Voting in the 2020 Election

At our recent town hall with Congressman Gerry Connolly and Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta, questions about voting in the 2020 Elections outweighed any other concern.  We’ve put together answers to the most pressing questions, below. The best place to find accurate information is on the Office of Elections’ pwcvotes.org website or to call the Registrar at […]

County Task Forces Work to Meet Community Challenges During COVID-19

Prince William County continues to work to meet both the public health and economic needs of residents through its Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which coordinates task forces on community feeding programs, COVID-19 testing and county operations, as well as rent, mortgage and utility relief. Following are highlights from Prince William’s Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Misner […]

The Department of Economic Development announces two new programs to help Prince William County businesses adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Economic Development is excited to announce two new programs designed to help Prince William County businesses adapt to the challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that it has not only been difficult, but costly for our business community to implement the new standards for public health and safety in order to operate […]

Flashing Chevrons Installed on I-95 Ramps in Woodbridge and Springfield

Flashing chevrons aimed at improving safety have been installed along I-95 ramps in Woodbridge and Springfield, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Several flashing chevrons were added along the ramp from northbound I-95 to northbound Route 123 (Exit 160B) as an innovative way to help guide drivers along the curve, particularly at night. The […]

Virginia Supreme Court Grants Temporary Statewide Eviction Moratorium

Court suspends eviction proceedings through September 7 at Governor’s request The moratorium, which will begin on Monday, August 10 and remain in effect through Monday, September 7, halts all eviction proceedings related to failure to pay rent. Governor Northam requested this moratorium in a letter to Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Lemons on July […]

“Turn Around, Don’t Drown” Prepping for Tropical Strom Isaias

Tropical Storm Isaias is rapidly approaching our area; we are currently under a tropical storm/ flash flood/ coastal flooding watch. The current track has the storm moving up the coast with the heaviest impact being to the area along and east of I-95. (See the latest storm updates.) Please remember to never drive into standing […]

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County Seeks Feedback on Summit School Road Extension and Telegraph Road Widening Project

The Prince William County Department of Transportation invites the public to watch a virtual presentation for public information and comment on the extension and construction of a section of Summit School Road and improvement of Telegraph Road. The project extends Summit School Road from its current terminus at Kinnicutt Drive and creates a new alignment […]

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New IGF Headquarters to Bring 169 Jobs to Occoquan District

The Board of County Supervisors approved a $250,000 grant from the Economic Development Fund Opportunity fund that will yield an investment of $15.6M and 169 new jobs as International Gourmet Foods, Inc. develops its new headquarters in the Occoquan District.  International Gourmet Foods, Inc. is a leading wholesale distributor of gourmet specialty products, providing quality […]

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Boddye On School Funding: We Are In This Together

Last night, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allocate $5M of its CARES Act funding to Prince William County Public Schools, to offset costs associated with safely delivering education in the midst of COVID-19.  For the first quarter, which starts September 8, schools will operate virtually for most students, with a […]