Bi-County Parkway Location Study
|A new north-south link connecting Manassas and the Dulles Corridor|
Project at a Glance
Materials for Community Meetings October 1 and 3. The comment period is now closed.
The Bi-County Parkway is intended to add additional transportation capacity to reduce congestion, enhance mobility and link communities by providing a new route between I-66 and Route 50. The new 10.4-mile highway will:
- Relocate existing Route 234 out of the heart of the Manassas National Battlefield Park, moving it 2.5 miles west
- Double Route 234’s traffic-carrying capacity to four lanes. During morning and evening commuting periods, the intersection at Routes 234/29 now forces motorists to wait through several traffic light sequences in order to pass.
- Provide capacity to handle the forecasted 91 percent growth in trips between Loudoun and Prince William counties
- Enhance safety by providing a limited access facility with safety shoulders. Facilities like the Bi-County Parkway have two-thirds lower crash rates than roads like U.S. 15 and other existing north-south routes in the vicinity.
- Feature a bike/pedestrian path
- Be extensively landscaped
About the Project
The location of the new road would be north of Interstate 66, from the I-66 and Route 234 interchange to Route 50 in Loudoun County.
This is the West Two (CD) alternative analyzed in the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS).
600-foot Wide Corridor Aerial-Based Map
(Source: 2013 Prince William & Loudoun County's parcel data)
The next steps in the process is the completion of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS), which:
- Documents the action of the CTB
- Responds to comments received on the DEIS
- Addresses measures to mitigate impacts
The FEIS is followed by a record of decision by the Federal Highway Administration. The FEIS is approved by the Federal Highway Administration and is expected to be completed in 2013.
- Study area map (The approved location is West Two Alternative)
- CTB resolution (Nov. 17, 2005)
- CTB presentation (Nov. 17, 2005)
- Modification of November 2005 CTB location approval (Feb. 20, 2013)