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Supervisors allocate millions for new and updated roads - much for University Blvd. Extension

Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted June 6, 2023 to budget and appropriate funding for several transportation projects, a news release said.

University Boulevard Extension
The Board budgeted and allocated $40.7 million in federal, state, regional and local funding to extend University Boulevard between Devlin and Wellington roads.

Funding for the four-lane project, which will include a five-foot-wide sidewalk and a 10-foot-wide shared use path, includes $30.7 million from the federal Regional Surface Transportation Program. The Virginia State Revenue Sharing Program provided $5 million that the county must match using Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, or NVTA, local transportation funding.

The county is also set to receive $53 million in NVTA regional funds in Fiscal Year 2026 to pay for design and rights-of-way acquisition. The Prince William County Department of Transportation, or PWCDOT, expects that additional money from outside sources will fully fund construction as the project continues. The estimated total cost of the project is $94.8 million.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has authorized the PWCDOT to oversee and manage the project.

North Woodbridge Pedestrian Bridge and Rollins Ford Roundabouts
The Board budgeted and appropriated $1 million in match from NVTA local transportation funding to the North Woodbridge Pedestrian Bridge Project, a recommendation of the North Woodbridge Small Area Plan. The bridge will cross over U.S. 1 to connect the Woodbridge Virginia Railway Express Station, or VRE, to the future North Woodbridge Town Center. 

The Board budgeted another $145,000 in match from NVTA local transportation funding to the Rollins Ford Roundabout Project to build roundabouts at the intersections of Rollins Ford Road and Estate Manor Drive and Rollins Ford Road and Song Sparrow/Yellow Hammer Drive. The roundabouts will reduce speeds and improve safety at the intersections. 

The Rollins Ford Road Roundabouts project was awarded $580,000 and the North Woodbridge Pedestrian Bridge project was awarded $4 million in congressionally-directed spending, which will cover up to 80 percent of eligible project costs. The Board’s contribution to both projects met the required 20 percent local funding match.

Summit School and Telegraph Roads
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors also authorized staff to enter an agreement with NVTA for the Summit School Road Extension and Telegraph Road Widening project in the Occoquan Magisterial District. The Board budgeted and appropriated $11 million for the 1.2-mile project that will extend Summit School Road from Kinnicutt Drive to Telegraph Road as a four-lane divided roadway.

The project, which is part of the Fiscal Year 2018-2023 NVTA Six-Year Program, includes widening Telegraph Road between Caton Hill Road and Prince William Parkway to four travel lanes, constructing a median, a five-foot sidewalk and a 10-foot shared use path for additional pedestrian capacity.

Since this property is near or adjacent to lands on which Prince William County Schools (PWCS) intends to construct a new public school, the county reached an agreement with PWCS providing $1,539,160 in reimbursable funding to design and construct additional road improvements.

“The county’s Department of Transportation is very excited about being a part of these local and regional multimodal projects, as they will continue to better the transportation network for our entire community and enhance the economic development opportunities in the county,” said Rick Canizales, director of the county’s Department of Transportation.

More information about transportation and mobility projects in the county can be found on the county’s website at

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