People who use Neabsco Mills Road between Smoke Court and U.S. 1 know that the two-lane road in Woodbridge is terribly congested during the peak hours of the morning and evening commutes.
Large educational, commercial, and religious facilities on Neabsco Mills Road contribute to traffic congestion along the road during off-peak hours, said Gladis Arboleda, an engineer with the Prince William County Department of Transportation.
A project to widen the road to four lanes along the 4,300-foot stretch should take care of the problem, Arboleda said. "The planned widening of this road is anticipated to ease traffic congestion that occurs regularly and improve vehicular flow for all daily commuters and users of facilities along the roadway."
The county's Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting at Freedom High School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 21 to give people a chance to get a preview of the plans for project.
The $33.5-million project will include the construction of a shared-use trail along the east side of Neabsco Mills Road, along with a pedestrian sidewalk on the west side of the road, Arboleda said.
Design for the road-widening project is currently underway, with construction set to begin in October 2020. Construction is scheduled to be completed in August 2022.
For more information about transportation projects in the county, visit www.pwcgov.org/transportation.