The Prince William County Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on the design of the proposed project to widen Balls Ford Road to four lanes between Doane Drive and Ashton Avenue. The public hearing will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at The Life Church, 11234 Balls Ford Road. The formal presentation will start at 7:00 p.m.
During the meeting, the public will have the chance to preview the project information and design plans and comment on the project, which is scheduled to begin construction in the fall of 2020 with a completion date set for the fall of 2022.
Representatives from the Prince William County Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, or VDOT, and the County's engineering consultant, will be on hand to answer questions about project.
Mary Ankers, a project manager with the County's transportation department, said the proposed project includes widening the road to a four-lane divided roadway with a 16-foot wide grass median, a ten-foot wide shared use path along the south side of the road and a five-foot wide concrete sidewalk on the north side of the road.
The proposed 1.2-mile project is funded by State funds from the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway contract and administered by the County Department of Transportation under VDOT's Locally Administered Projects program.
The proposed widening project will connect with other Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Projects including a 1,200-space commuter lot on Century Park Drive with direct access to the proposed I-66 Express Lanes. The project will also help alleviate congestion by adding capacity to the roadway. These improvements are planned to be completed by the end of 2022.
People who cannot attend the meeting can see the design plans on the county's website at pwcgov.org/transportation, under "Current Road Projects" and then the "Balls Ford Road Widening" heading.
Comments about the project may be mailed to Prince William County Department of Transportation, Attn: Mary Ankers, 5 County Complex Court, Prince William Va. 22192. Comments may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 7. Please reference "Balls Ford Road Widening to 4 Lanes Design Public Hearing Comments" in the subject heading.