About the Department
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The mission of the Department of Transportation is to consistently improve the transportation network and meet the needs of our growing community.
Our goals include easing the flow of traffic and improving travel within Prince William County; providing transportation options for residents and visitors and creating and maintaining safe traveling conditions.
In order to meet these goals, we work with a wide variety of local, regional, state and federal partners. In addition, we manage Capital Improvement Projects and work with the Board of County Supervisors to find effective solutions that resolve transportation issues.
About Transportation Services
Transportation is an important issue for the residents of Prince William County. The Department of Transportation coordinates local, regional, and state efforts to improve the ways we get around. Our engineers work to implement measures that protect drivers and pedestrians.
The Department of Transportation encourages the community to share ideas and concerns about road and transportation issues in Prince William County. To arrange a visit our office or to receive additional information, email
Transportation planners manage, develop, and update the transportation element of the County Comprehensive Plan. Planners serve on various committees to represent the needs and goals of the community. Click here for a list of regional, state and national
Construction of new roads and road improvements are handled by the Prince William Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) .
Transportation & Roadway Improvement Program
Small-scale projects receive funding from the County's Transportation & Roadway Improvement Program (TRIP). This program is conducted under the TRIP Program Guidelines.
To help our citizens improve their commutes the Department of Transportation encourages drivers to consider carpooling and ridesharing. The Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission and Virginia Railway Express offer a variety of commuting options, such as local and commuter bus and rail service. These options strive to improve the speed and convenience of travel.
VDOT provides all
road maintenance in the County, including snow removal. VDOT fills potholes and repaves roads, clears drainage ditches along the roads, services storm drain outlets, and mows along roadsides and on medians. Contact VDOT by calling 1-800-367-7623.
Site inspectors work with developers to ensure that new roads meet all requirements to be accepted into the State roadway system for maintenance and snow removal. Site inspectors also make certain that driveways are constructed correctly.
Traffic Signals and Traffic Control Signs
VDOT maintains traffic signals and traffic control signs. VDOT determines the timing of traffic signals based on traffic volume and commuter needs.
Metro Safe Track Program
The daily commute for Prince William County residents may get even longer. Beginning Saturday, June 4, Metro will begin work on its SafeTrack program, which is Metro's accelerated work plan to rehabilitate the Metrorail system to improve safety and reliability.
According to Metro, SafeTrack takes three years of planned work and accelerates it into one year by increasing maintenance hours on weeknights, weekends and midday hours. The greatest potential commuter impact comes from the 15 planned "Safety Surges," which requires key parts of the system to be shut down for long durations to complete major projects.
"We are encouraging impacted commuters to seek alternative commute options and take advantage of potential telecommute opportunities while we complete this work," said Lynn Bowersox, Assistant General Manager, Communications & Marketing, WMATA.
To find out how SafeTrack may impact your commute, Metro developed a website (www.wmata.com/safetrack) to keep patrons informed and help them to plan their commute. In addition, riders may sign up for Metro Alerts or follow Metro on Twitter (@metrorailinfo) to receive up-to-the-minute alerts on delays and availability of Metro service.
As Metro riders select alternative commute options, Prince William County residents should prepare for the potential of increased ridership on VRE commuter trains and PRTC bus routes, more cars on the roads, longer slug lines and increased travel time regardless of the mode of transportation selected.
To review Metro's Safe Track plan, please click the Updated SafeTrack Plan.pdf.
Please remember to be a safe and courteous driver.