U.S. House Passes Spanberger’s Legislation to Provide $2.5 Million for Minnieville Road-Prince William Parkway Interchange Project in Prince William County

The House-Passed Funding Would Help Construct a New Interchange to Alleviate Traffic Congestion & Improve Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s legislation that would provide $2,500,000 for Prince William County to help construct an interchange and additional improvements at the intersection of Minnieville Road and Prince William Parkway.

This investment — which Spanberger secured as part of a House-passed fiscal year (FY)2024 appropriations package — would help construct a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) at the intersection of Minnieville Road and Prince William Parkway to relieve congestion at the intersection with heavy through traffic and turn movements. This investment would also help enhance access and connectivity to I-95, Potomac Mills, and Dale City. The project funding would also provide for the construction of sidewalk and trail segments to improve safety, increase access for pedestrians and bicyclists, reduce the number of traffic accidents at the intersection, and support economic development plans in the region.

“Localized investments in our physical infrastructure are smart investments in the people who work and live in our communities — to keep Virginians moving and keep them safe while getting where they need to go. Prince William County understands that contending with busy roadways will help promote future economic development,” said Spanberger. “With the direct input and help of the county, I’m proud to have secured $2.5 million in the House-passed appropriations bill to help address a demonstrated need in the community. Thank you to the Prince William County officials and leaders who worked directly with my office to request these federal dollars and who remain committed to moving this project forward.”

“Alleviating congestion and improving safety are among our top transportation goals within Prince William County. That’s why we are deeply appreciative of the work that Congresswoman Spanberger has done to secure $2.5 million to improve the interchange at Minnieville Road and Prince William Parkway,” said Deshundra Jefferson, Chair At-Large, Prince William Board of County Supervisors. “This is a vital project, and a wonderful example of how local and federal leaders are working together to improve our residents’ quality of life.”

Spanberger worked directly with Prince William County to make sure the projects were included in this federal funding legislation. The FY2024 appropriations package now goes to the U.S. Senate for further consideration.

BACKGROUND

For FY2024, the U.S. House of Representatives allowed for specific Community Project Funding requests — as it did in FY2023. Spanberger worked directly with community leaders in localities across Virginia’s Seventh District to gather community-focused requests for her submissions. Click here for the full list of her submissions.

The Community Project Funding process was created to ensure that Members of Congress — in concert with the communities they represent — may submit direct applications for federal funding to support locally planned projects as part of the yearly appropriations process.

To be eligible, projects must be sponsored by local or state government entities or non-profit organizations and must be projects that would otherwise meet the qualifications to apply for federal grant funding. The purpose of Community Project Funding is to ensure direct, local engagement as part of the federal appropriations process. In line with this goal, funding applications needed to demonstrate significant local support for the projects.

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