Work to widen Minnieville Road from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane roadway with a median between Spriggs Road and Va. 234 is on schedule and on budget, said Prince William Department of Transportation Construction Manager Rich Windish.
The $39-million project, which began in November 2016, is 63 percent completed. The entire project is scheduled to be finished later this year in October.
The project involves multiple components, including a bridge crossing Powell's Creek that is finished. About half of the new roadway lanes, in both directions, are also complete. The signal at Howison Park is 85 percent complete; the pedestrian trail that will run the length of the project is also underway; and one of three retaining walls is complete, Windish said.
Upcoming work will include a traffic shift at Spriggs Road in about a month. Work north of Spriggs Road is scheduled to begin at the end of June.
Windish said the project, when completed, will make travel easier. "It will help by alleviating the flood conditions at the creek and better movement of traffic on a main corridor in the county due to the two lanes in both directions and signalization improvements."
For more information about transportation projects in Prince William County, visit www.pwcgov.org/transportation.