Supervisor Boddye shared many of the community’s concerns around VDOT-designed concepts for the Old Bridge/123 intersection. He supported the Prince William County Department of Transportation in stepping back from those concepts to develop a more localized concept that minimized impacts to surrounding neighborhoods and businesses. The new concept, presented on Sept. 20, meets a number of community concerns:
- Reduces business impacts by 75%, to include maintaining left turn/right turn access from 123 into the Prince William Marina, a unique attraction and important part of the local economy
- Improves access to 123 for Occoquan Landing and The Moorings of Occoquan, adding a traffic light at Admiral Drive (the 123 Coalition plan would have closed Admiral Drive entirely)
- Aligns with County’s Complete Streets initiative, prioritizing safe access for all users, to include pedestrians and cyclists
While the plan presented by community groups was not feasible from an engineering perspective, the County’s transportation team was able to draw inspiration and find alternative methods for achieving many of the same goals. Below are a project overview and a video replay of the presentation. View both to learn more, including how concepts for this project have evolved since the public approved it as part of the 2019 Bond Referendum. You can also follow updates on PWC’s Current Project page.