State Proposes Road Widening

State Proposes Road Widening

The state Department of Transportation held a public hearing May 25 on the proposed widening of Centreville Road (Route 657), beginning at West Ox Road and ending at Frying Pan Road, from two lanes to six lanes.

The preliminary plans, according to the VDOT Web site, calls for the two-lane portion of Centreville Road to be widened to six 12-foot travel lanes with curb and guttering, turn lanes at two intersections, a raised median, a 5-foot sidewalk on the west side and a 8-foot multipurpose trail on the east side of the roadway. The entire project encompasses approximately .4 miles.

According to VDOT's figures, Centreville Road sees an average daily trip count of about 31,000 vehicles, which is expected to increase to as much as 50,000 vehicles by 2024.

The cost of the project is estimated to be more than $9 million, including preliminary engineering, right-of-way acquisition and construction, which is not expected to begin until 2007.

For more information, visit the Web site at or call 703-383-2433.

Written comments will be accepted until June 4 and can be sent to Leonard Siegel, P.E., Fairfax Preliminary Engineering Manager, VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, 14685 Avion Parkway, Fairfax, Va. 20151. Comments can also be submitted through e-mail,, include Centreville Road in the subject line.