Prince William Parkway
The Prince William Parkway is a road in Prince William County, Virginia. The road carries two designations. Between U.S. Route 1 (US 1) in Woodbridge and Dumfries Road (Virginia State Route 234 or SR 234) near Manassas it carries State Route 294 (formerly SR 3000). At Dumfries Road, the Prince William Parkway assumes the SR 234 designation until ending at Interstate 66 (I-66) near Gainesville.
|Prince William Parkway|
|Length||24.39 mi (39.25 km)|
SR 294 from I-95 to Dumfries Road was built by Prince William County in the mid–1990s. The SR 234 portion from Dumfries Road to I-66 was built by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in late–1990s as a bypass of the old SR 234 through Manassas. The existing portion of SR 234 was renamed SR 234 Business. The last portion of the Prince William Parkway, an extension of SR 294 from I-95 to US 1, was built by Prince William County in 2005. On February 16, 2012, the former route designation for the Prince William Parkway, SR 3000, was changed to SR 294 by VDOT when the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved the transfer of the secondary road to a primary road for better maintenance of the parkway. Signage has been updated to reflect the new numbering along with "old SR 3000" signs.
The SR 294 portion from I-95 to the intersection of Liberia Avenue and SR 663 (Wellington Road) has been designated the Kathleen K. Seefeldt Parkway for Kathleen Seefeldt, the former Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. The SR 234 portion from Dumfries Road (SR 234) to I-66 has been designated the Ronald Wilson Reagan Highway for Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States.
SR 234 (Prince William Parkway) and Balls Ford Road interchange
As a part of the Transform 66 project, the current at-grade intersection of SR 234 and Balls Ford Road will be converted to a diverging diamond interchange at a cost of $167 million. As a part of this project, Balls Ford Road will be realigned about .5 miles south, where the interchange will be constructed, and a new grade-separated bridge will be built over the Norfolk Southern Railroad Line. In addition, Balls Ford Road would be widened from a two lanes street to a four-lane (two lanes each way), divided roadway at the interchange. The goal is to alleviate congestion for cars and trucks accessing I-66, I-95, and various warehouses in Manassas. Construction is expected to begin in January 2020 and be completed by the end of 2022.
SR 234 (Prince William Parkway) and University Boulevard intersection
$24.2 million of Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funds were requested for intersection improvements at SR 234 and University Boulevard in Massasas, where a quadrant roadway intersection is planned. Design and environmental work is slated to begin in Fiscal Year 2021, with construction in Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023.
|Prince William||Wellington||0.00||0.00||Northwestern terminus of Prince William Parkway; northern end of concurrency with SR 234|
|0.60||0.97||Future interchange; current at-grade intersection|
|City of Manassas||4.73||7.61||Interchange|
|8.32||13.39||Southern end of concurrency with SR 234; western end of concurrency with SR 294; western terminus of SR 294|
|Prince William Parkway transitions from SR 234 to SR 294|
|City of Manassas||2.02||3.25|
|||13.90||22.37||Worth Avenue – Potomac Mills|
|||14.50||23.34||Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Woodbridge||14.92||24.01||Exit 158 (I-95)|
|16.07||25.86||Southeastern terminus; eastern end of concurrency with SR 294; eastern terminus of SR 294|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- "THREE MAJOR PARKWAYS NOW PRIMARY ROADS". Virginia Department of Transportation. February 16, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- "Prince William County to host meeting on Balls Ford project". INSIDENOVA.COM. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
- Kiser, Uriah (2017-11-22). "Prince William plans diverging diamond interchange at Balls Ford Road". Potomac Local. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
- Wood, Skip (2019-03-15). "Updates On 2019 Road Projects In Prince William County". Woodbridge, VA Patch. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
- Sides, Emily. "$67.4 million Balls Ford Road widening moves forward". INSIDENOVA.COM. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
- Palermo, Jill (June 20, 2018). "Prince William, Dumfries win $244.3 million for new road-construction projects". Prince William Times. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
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