Prince William County, VA Reports – 2013 Issue 1

Prince William County, VA Reports – 2013 Issue 1

The latest newsletter for citizens in Prince William County, VA has been released. There’s always some interesting facts and updates on changes in the county and that’s why I enjoy reading it.

A couple of things you might be more interested in reading about are:

Prince William County Schools

  • 90% on time graduation rate.
  • Received 13 Gold Award of Distinction schools from the Healtheir U.S. School Challenge, USDA.
  • 11 high schools in the top 8% of public/private high schools nationwide.
  • Established over 1,000 partnerships with businesses.

Economic Development

Prince William County engaged in a private/public partnership to launch the Prince William Science Accelerator.  This facility will provide lab space for small Life Sciences companies.  This industry provides research for medicine and biodefense and is expected to be a job-growth generator in the county.  The facility is located on the western side of the county at Innovation Technology Park.  Check out their website for more details – http://www.accelerate.pwcecondev.org.

Transportation Projects

A few projects were completed in 2012 and several new ones are in a stage of development.  A few you might be noticing are:

  • Expanded express lanes on I-95
  • Route 1 widening – Route 1/Route 123 interchange
  • Telegraph Road commuter lot – 200 more spaces, pedestrian improvements, traffic signal and lighting
  • Route 1 North widening from Neabsco Mill Road to Featherstone Road
  • Old Bridge Road will finally get sidewalks between Mohican Drive and Dillingham Square

There are many more projects too. For a full review to see what’s happening near you, see the Prince William County Department of Transportation website – http://www.pwcgov.org/transportation.

To read the full version online, of the Prince William County, VA Reports – 2013 Issue 1 – http://www.pwcgov.org/Documents/Newsletter_online.pdf