Fraley Boulevard Widening
|Brady's Hill Road to Route 234 in the Town of Dumfries/Prince William County|
Project at a Glance
Note: A design public hearing was held Oct. 18. If you were unable to attend, you may still submit comments via email (please put "Fraley Boulevard Widening" in the subject line) or mail through Friday, Nov. 2.
About the Project
This project will widen about two miles of Fraley Boulevard (Route 1, primarily in the Town of Dumfries) to three lanes in each direction between Bradys Hill Road and Route 234 (Dumfries Road) in order to reduce congestion and improve safety and accessibility.
Currently in the Town of Dumfries, northbound Route 1 traffic is routed along the two-lane Fraley Boulevard and southbound Route 1 traffic is routed along Main Street. This project will add through lanes to Fraley Boulevard so it can be converted to three lanes of traffic in each direction with a raised median; as a result, Main Street will be converted to two-way local traffic via new pavement markings. The project will also:
- Construct a shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians along the southbound side of the new Fraley Boulevard alignment, and a sidewalk along the northbound side.
- Reconstruct and widen the Fraley Boulevard bridge over Quantico Creek to minimize flooding impacts and increase capacity.
Route 1 averages up to 28,000 vehicles a day within the project limits.
Design Public Hearing - Oct. 18, 2018
Design Public Hearing Public Comment End - Nov. 2, 2018
Begin Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - Mid/Late 2019
Begin Construction - 2023 (subject to change as additional funding becomes available)
Preliminary Engineering - $7 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $45 million
Construction - $78 million
Total - $130 million
The project’s preliminary engineering is financed with federal, state and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) funds. Also, the NVTA has provided additional funding anticipated for right of way acquisition and utility relocation. Additional funding sources are being identified for construction.
Design Public Hearing - Oct. 18, 2018 (Ad)
State: 0001-212-249, P101
Federal: STP-5A01 (228)