PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. – A portion of Minnieville Road in Prince William County is one step closer to becoming wider.

County leaders approved a measure to give $1.5 million to Rinker Design Associates to provide plans widen a two-lane portion of the road between Va. 234 and Spriggs Road to four lanes. With the majority of the road – which connects Va. 234 and Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge – already four lanes, this is the last portion of the roadway that is set for widening.

A series of proposals from various companies was considered by a selection committee that ultimately chose Rinker to perform the engineering services, according to county documents.

The road widening project was approved by voters in 2007. The portion of Minnieville Road that is being widened lies within the Potomac and Coles magisterial districts.