Send comments on the project via email to DShikurye@pwcgov.org and reference “Route 234/Brentsville Rd Interchange Virtual Presentation Public Comments” in the subject heading. Send mail to the Department of Transportation, Attn: Dagmawie Shikurye, Project Manager, 5 County Complex Court, Suite 290, Woodbridge, VA 22192.
The Prince William County Department of Transportation (PWC DOT) invites the public to watch a virtual presentation about the Route 234-Brentsville Road Interchange Project, which will ease traffic congestion along the corridor that runs between U.S. 1 and Interstate 95 on the eastern end of the county to Interstate 66 to the west. After the presentation, which will focus on the new interchange at the intersections of Route 234-Business and Route 234/Route 294, participants will then be invited to review the project’s features and schedule, and provide their feedback.
The $55-million project is fully funded by regional funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. PWC DOT Project Manager Dagmawie Shikurye says that the intersections are planned to be 750 feet apart and equipped with traffic lights. “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.”
The online presentation and comment process takes the place of the public meeting scheduled for March 25, which the County cancelled due to COVID-19 related restrictions on public gatherings. Shikurye noted that the ability to submit comments online will be more convenient for residents, who won’t need to send comment sheets, and that it will increase transparency.
“An added benefit is that the public will see previously asked questions and the design team’s responses all in one place,” Shikurye said. “We understand that this is new to our residents and some people may prefer to put their two cents in via a phone call or regular post service. We will accommodate those, as well.”
Construction of the project is set to begin in Spring 2021, with completion scheduled for the Summer 2023, according to Shikurye. The presentation, along with the comment form, is available on the department’s website. Comments are by Monday, June 1, 2020.
For more information about transportation projects in the county, please visit www.pwcgov.org/transportation.