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Ribbon Cutting for Expanded University Boulevard set for Friday

PRINCE WILLiAM COUNTY, Va. — The road that will link Sudley Manor Drive with Hornbaker Road near the FBI’s Northern Virginia Bureau off Va. 234 will open on Friday. Prince William County officials will hold a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the new $20 million dollar roadway expansion near Manassas.

Here’s more in a press release:

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. to open the University Boulevard extension. The event will be held on University Boulevard at the intersection of Hornbaker Road. Following the ceremony, the road will be open to the public.

The $20 million-dollar University Boulevard extension project is part of the 2006 Bond Referendum, and was completed under budget and ahead of schedule. The project is a 1.32 mile facility, which includes a one mile section of a new four-lane roadway between Sudley Manor Drive and Hornbaker Road and the remaining 0.32 mile half-section (eastbound lanes) on University Boulevard from Hornbaker Road to the Prince William Parkway. The project also includes a pedestrian sidewalk, asphalt bike path, two storm water management ponds, a single-span bridge over the Broad Run tributary, underground utility duct banks, and a 30” waterline funded by the Prince William County Service Authority.

“The opening of this road is critical to improving traffic flow in western Prince William County,” said Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors Corey A. Stewart. “This project is part of a half a billion dollar commitment to transportation in the county as we strive to strengthen our road network and increase the quality of life for our residents.”

The project was administered by Prince William County’s Department of Transportation with the assistance of the Virginia Department of Transportation. This Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA) project was constructed and designed by the team of Shirley Design/Build, LLC and Dewberry.

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