About the Department
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.
Fees and Forms
Policy for Concrete for Re-Inspection Fees and Roadway Open Cut Trenching Fees
When any inspection of driveway aprons and sidewalks, where the work is deemed not ready or incomplete, the Department of Transportation (DOT) Area Inspector shall require a re-inspection fee. The Area Inspector will issue the concrete re-inspection form requiring a re-inspection fee of $130.00 to be paid prior to scheduling the re-inspection.
The policy and form can be found here. Policy for Concrete Re-Inspection and Roadway Open Cut Trenching Fees.pdf
**Road Detour Alert*****
Please be advised that Aden Road will be closed from Monday, June 11, 2018 to Friday, August 24, 2018 from the intersection of Route 28 (Nokesville Road) to Route 772 (Marsteller Drive). Detour signs will be placed on Friday, May 25, 2018.
There will be a detour at Fitzwater (west). The anticipated closure of Fitzwater (west) will begin on June 25, 2018 and last through Monday, August 6, 2018..
Metro Major Track Work
Metro will begin 24/7 construction work on the Blue, Orange, and Silver Metrorail lines from Saturday, August 11, 2018 through Sunday, August 26, 2018. Impacted commuters are encouraged to seek alternative commute options. OmniRide is offering an express bus service to meet your commuter needs. OmniRide is prepared to handle increased ridership, and are offering services from Prince William County locations. For example, OmniRide Express runs from Dale City to the Rosslyn/Ballston area and the Pentagon.
To find out more about the OmniRide Express bus service, please click the link below.
The link below provides commuters with an overview of the anticipated construction work on the Orange, Blue, and Silver Metro Lines.
As an extra resource, WMATA has published a weekday rail service brochure that can be found by clicking HERE.
Please remember to be a safe and courteous driver.