The Prince William Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday, June 25, a total of five road projects as part of a $396 million bond issue that will go before voters Nov. 5.
The list was pared down from the 11 projects originally proposed for the bond referendum.
The new list places a priority on Va. 28, and would direct $200 million in new borrowing to a proposed bypass that would extend Godwin Drive through an undeveloped area behind subdivisions in Manassas. That project is still undergoing an environmental evaluation.
In total, the supervisors are proposing $355 million in borrowing for the five road projects, which are detailed here.
The list does not include the controversial $70 extension of Van Buren Road through the Four Seasons and Cardinal Grove subdivisions, which several residents of those areas opposed.
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Devlin Road widening: A $50 million project to widen Devlin Road to four lanes from Linton Hall Road to Wellington Road, a total of 1.8 miles. The project would take four to six years to complete.
Va. 28 Bypass: The bond issue includes $200 million of local borrowing to help pay for a $300 million project to extend Godwin Drive beyond Sudley Road to create a bypass to Va. 28.
The new, limited-access, four-lane road would extend 3.8 miles to connect the existing Godwin Drive to Va. 28 near the Fairfax County line. The project would take five to seven years to complete.
Prince William Parkway and Minnieville Road: A $70 million "SPUI," or single-point urban interchange, is proposed for the busy intersection at Minnieville Road and Prince William Parkway. Engineers have proposed that Prince William Parkway would be taken underground, while Minnieville Road would travel atop the intersection, although that configuration is only preliminary, said Prince William County Transportation Director Rick Canizales. The project would take four to six years to complete.
Old Bridge Road and Gordon Boulevard: A $15 million "flyover" ramp from Va. 123 and Interstate 95 to Old Bridge Road. The project would take three to five years to complete.
Summit School Road extension: A four-lane extension of Summit Road would connect it to Caton Hill Road, providing better access to the Horner Road commuter lot. The project would cost $20 million and take three to four years to complete.