Virginia State Route 234

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State Route 234 (SR 234) is a primary state highway in the U.S. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_1 state of Virginia. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_2

It runs from U.S. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_3 Route 1 near Dumfries via Independent Hill, a bypass of Manassas, and Catharpin to U.S. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_4 Route 15 near Woolsey. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_5

SR 234 has a brief overlap with Interstate 66 for 2.27 miles (3.65 km) between exits 44 and 47 on I-66. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_6

Route description Virginia State Route 234_section_0

SR 234 begins at an intersection with US 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) on the northern edge of the town of Dumfries. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_7

The state highway heads northwest as Dumfries Road, a six-lane divided highway that passes southwest of the Dumfries Road Commuter Lot, a park and ride facility, before it meets I-95 at a partial cloverleaf interchange. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_8

North of Dumfries, SR 234 parallels Quantico Creek and follows the border of Prince William Forest Park to the southwest. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_9

The state highway also passes many residential subdivisions on the highway's northbound side in the community of Montclair, where the highway reduces to four lanes at Country Club Drive. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_10

SR 234 curves to the north at Independent Hill, which the highway bypasses. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_11

The old alignment through the village, which contains the remains of the Greenwood Gold Mine, is designated SR 234 Old. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_12

SR 234 passes through the communities of Canova, Cornwell, and Lake Jackson, where the highway crosses the Occoquan River just east of the community's namesake reservoir. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_13

Just north of Lake Jackson, the state highway intersects Prince William Parkway (SR 294), which connects Manassas and Woodbridge. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_14

Just north of Prince William Parkway, Dumfries Road turns north toward the city of Manassas as SR 234 Business. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_15

SR 234 continues northwest as Prince William Parkway, a four-lane divided highway western bypass of Manassas. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_16

The state highway passes to the east of Manassas Regional Airport, which is accessed via Clover Hill Road. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_17

Just north of the airport, SR 234 crosses over Norfolk Southern Railway's Washington District rail line, which is also used by Virginia Railway Express's Manassas Line, whose western terminus is at the Broad Run/Airport just to the west in the community of Bristow. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_18

Just north of the rail line, the state highway meets SR 28 (Nokesville Road) at a three-level interchange featuring flyover ramps from both directions of SR 28 to SR 234. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_19

SR 234 continues north past the Prince William Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University, which features the Hylton Performing Arts Center, then intersects SR 674 (Wellington Road) and Sudley Manor Drive, which connects Linton Hall to the southwest with Bull Run to the northeast. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_20

SR 234 continues northwest, intersecting Balls Ford Road before reaching a trumpet interchange with I-66, at exit 44 on I-66. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_21

SR 234 joins the interstate in a concurrency east for three miles to a partial cloverleaf interchange with Sudley Road at exit 47, where SR 234 leaves the concurrency and meets the northern end of SR 234 Business. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_22

SR 234 heads north from I-66 as a four-lane divided highway that reduces to two lanes at the entrance to the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, and then enters Manassas National Battlefield Park, site of the First and Second Battles of Bull Run. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_23

The state highway intersects US 29 (Lee Highway) within the battlefield park. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_24

After leaving the preserve, SR 234 passes through the community of Sudley Springs, where the highway crosses Little Bull Run and curves to the west. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_25

The state highway heads through the community of Catharpin before reaching its northern terminus at US 15 (James Madison Highway) in the hamlet of Woolsey north of Haymarket. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_26

History Virginia State Route 234_section_1

Most of SR 234 southeast of Manassas, for 15.85 miles (25.51 km) from State Route 28 in Manassas towards State Route 31 (U.S. Route 1) at Dumfries, was added to the state highway system in 1928 as State Route 709. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_27

The final 2.50 miles (4.02 km) were added in 1929, making SR 709 a continuous Manassas-Dumfries route. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_28

In the other direction, from Manassas northwest towards Gilberts Corner, 6.42 miles (10.33 km) were added in 1930 and 1931. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_29

In 1932, the rest of the road to Gilberts Corner, now State Route 705 and U.S. Route 15 north of Catharpin, was added to the state highway system. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_30

SR 709 became State Route 234 in the 1933 renumbering, as did State Route 721 (Brunswick, Maryland to south of Purcellville, now State Route 287 and part of State Route 690). Virginia State Route 234_sentence_31

The gap from U.S. Route 50 at Aldie (west of Gilberts Corner) northwest to Philomont on State Route 734 and then north towards Purcellville on SR 690 was never filled. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_32

In the 1940 renumbering, the northern piece of SR 234 (through Purcellville) became part of State Route 17. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_33

SR 234 was rerouted to continue northwest on SR 734 from Philomont to Bluemont (also never transferred to the primary system), where it absorbed the short State Route 245 to State Route 7. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_34

At the same time, a short piece of SR 234 south of Gilberts Corner also became U.S. Route 15. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_35

Also around that time, SR 234 was rerouted to head west rather than northwest from Catharpin, using a longer piece of new US 15 (from Woolsey north to Gilberts Corner). Virginia State Route 234_sentence_36

The piece at Bluemont was transferred to the secondary system in 1943, truncating SR 234 back to Gilberts Corner and beyond to its current end at US 15. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_37

In 2005, the Commonwealth of Virginia designated Route 234 between U.S. Route 1 and Interstate 66 as the Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Highway. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_38

Recent construction Virginia State Route 234_section_2

The 2005 widening of SR 234 to four lanes in the areas of Independent Hill and Canova have resulted in some minor realignments. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_39

A former stretch of SR 234 through Canova has been renamed Canova Drive, and SR 234 was moved about 1 block east. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_40

At Independent Hill, Bristow Road has been extended onto former SR 234, and SR 234 itself was realigned about 300 meters north. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_41

During the late 1990s the SR 234 Bypass was constructed to route through traffic from I-66 to the southeast around downtown Manassas. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_42

The existing portion of SR 234 was renamed SR 234 Business. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_43

Parkway initiatives Virginia State Route 234_section_3

Bi-County Parkway Virginia State Route 234_section_4

The has recommended a new limited access highway extending SR 234 pass its intersection with I-66. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_44

The highway would junction and re-connect with current SR 234 in Catharpin near the Manassas National Battlefield, and then follow current SR 659 to US 50 in Loudoun County. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_45

The goal of the project is to connect Prince William County and Loudoun county to alleviate congestion between Manassas and Washington Dulles International Airport. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_46

While the Loudoun County Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved the project, many Prince William County residents oppose the plan. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_47

In March 2016, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors voted to remove the Bi-County Parkway from its long-range planning blueprint. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_48

Tri-County Parkway Virginia State Route 234_section_5

The Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance has also proposed a Tri-County Parkway. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_49

The highway would start near the intersection of SR 234 and SR 28 and follow Godwin Drive to I-66. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_50

It would then follow SR 621 east of Manassas National Battlefield Park, ultimately connecting to Loudoun County Parkway. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_51

The project would link Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William Counties and provide an alternate route between Manassas, I-66 and Washington Dulles International Airport. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_52

Some Prince William County supervisors support construction to extend Godwin Drive, as opposed to the Tri-County Parkway, due to the lower cost and lesser disruptive impact on residents and businesses. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_53

The project is supported by Prince William Supervisor Pete Candland. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_54

Future Virginia State Route 234_section_6

SR 234 and Balls Ford Road interchange Virginia State Route 234_section_7

As a part of the Transform 66 project, the current at-grade intersection of SR 234 and Balls Ford Road will be converted to a diverging diamond interchange at a cost of $167 million. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_55

As a part of this project, Balls Ford Road will be realigned about 0.50 miles (0.80 km) south, where the interchange will be constructed, and a new grade-separated bridge will be built over the Norfolk Southern Railroad Line. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_56

In addition, Balls Ford Road would be widened from a two lanes street to a four-lane divided roadway between its intersection at Devlin Road / Wellington Road through the interchange to Doane Drive. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_57

This project coincides with a separate project to widen Balls Ford Road between Doane Drive to Ashton Avenue. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_58

Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2020 and be completed in late 2022. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_59

SR 234 and University Boulevard intersection Virginia State Route 234_section_8

A quadrant roadway intersection is planned at the intersection of SR 234 and University Boulevard in Manassas. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_60

Construction is expected to start in Fall 2020 and be completed in Fall 2022. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_61

Movie filming Virginia State Route 234_section_9

A completed portion of the bypass was used prior to it being open to traffic as a scene in the 1998 disaster film, Deep Impact. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_62

About 2,100 extras and 1,870 vehicles were used to stage the traffic jam scene for that film. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_63

Major intersections Virginia State Route 234_section_10

Virginia State Route 234_table_general_0

CountyVirginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_0_0 LocationVirginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_0_1 miVirginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_0_2 kmVirginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_0_3 DestinationsVirginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_0_4 NotesVirginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_0_5
Prince WilliamVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_1_0 DumfriesVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_1_1 0.00Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_1_2 0.00Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_1_3 US 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) – Triangle, Woodbridge, Weems-Botts MuseumVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_1_4 Southern terminusVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_1_5
Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_2_0 0.55Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_2_1 0.89Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_2_2 I-95 – Richmond, WashingtonVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_2_3 Exit 152 (I-95); partial cloverleaf interchangeVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_2_4
Independent HillVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_3_0 7.90Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_3_1 12.71Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_3_2 SR 619 west (Bristow Road) to SR 646 / SR 3245 – Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William Forest ParkVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_3_3 Former SR 234 north; eastern terminus of SR 619Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_3_4
8.90Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_4_0 14.32Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_4_1 SR 3245 south (Independent Hill Drive) to SR 646 / SR 619 – Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William Forest ParkVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_4_2 Former SR 234 south; northern terminus of SR 3245Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_4_3
BrentsvilleVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_5_0 14.50Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_5_1 23.34Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_5_2 SR 294 east (Prince William Parkway) / SR 649 west (Brentsville Road) – WoodbridgeVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_5_3 Prince William Parkway transitions from SR 294 to SR 234 north; western terminus of SR 294; eastern terminus of SR 649Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_5_4
14.68Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_6_0 23.63Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_6_1 SR 234 Bus. north (Dumfries Road) – Manassas, Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical CenterVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_6_2 Southern terminus of SR 234 BusinessVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_6_3
16.59Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_7_0 26.70Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_7_1 Clover Hill Road – Manassas Regional AirportVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_7_2 Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_7_3
City of ManassasVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_8_0 18.20Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_8_2 29.29Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_8_3 SR 28 to US 17 – ManassasVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_8_4 InterchangeVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_8_5
Prince WilliamVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_9_0 Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_9_1 19.20Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_9_2 30.90Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_9_3 SR 840 (University Boulevard) – George Mason University-Prince William Science and Technology CampusVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_9_4 Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_9_5
Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_10_0 20.02Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_10_1 32.22Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_10_2 SR 674 (Wellington Road)Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_10_3 Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_10_4
WellingtonVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_11_0 22.15Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_11_1 35.65Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_11_2 SR 621 (Balls Ford Road) to SR 234 Bus.Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_11_3 Future interchange; current at-grade intersectionVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_11_4
22.75Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_12_0 36.61Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_12_1 I-66 west – Front RoyalVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_12_2 Southern end of concurrency with I-66; exit 44 (I-66); northwestern terminus of Prince William ParkwayVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_12_3
Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_13_0 25.02Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_13_1 40.27Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_13_2 I-66 east / SR 234 Bus. south (Sudley Road) – Washington, ManassasVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_13_3 Northern end of concurrency with I-66; exit 47 (I-66); northern terminus of SR 234 BusinessVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_13_4
Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_14_0 26.33Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_14_1 42.37Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_14_2 US 29 (Lee Highway) to I-66 – Warrenton, WashingtonVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_14_3 Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_14_4
WoolseyVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_15_0 33.92Virginia State Route 234_header_cell_0_15_1 54.59Virginia State Route 234_cell_0_15_2 US 15 (James Madison Highway) / SR 601 (Waterfall Road) – Culpeper, LeesburgVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_15_3 Northern terminusVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_15_4
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 miVirginia State Route 234_cell_0_16_0

Related routes Virginia State Route 234_section_11

Virginia State Route 234_table_infobox_1

State Route 234 BusinessVirginia State Route 234_header_cell_1_0_0
LocationVirginia State Route 234_header_cell_1_1_0 ManassasVirginia State Route 234_cell_1_1_1
LengthVirginia State Route 234_header_cell_1_2_0 6.95 mi (11.18 km)Virginia State Route 234_cell_1_2_1
ExistedVirginia State Route 234_header_cell_1_3_0 1933–presentVirginia State Route 234_cell_1_3_1

Route 234 Business (Manassas) Virginia State Route 234_section_12

State Route 234 Business (SR 234 Bus. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_64

or 234-BR on some maps) in Manassas is a bannered primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia, and traverses both Prince William County and the City of Manassas. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_65

SR 234 Business is known by three names: Dumfries Road in Prince William County and Manassas, Grant Avenue in the City of Manassas, and Sudley Road in the City of Manassas and Prince William County. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_66

SR 234 Business starts in the south as Dumfries Road as a four lane undivided highway. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_67

As it passes by the Prince William County fairgrounds before it enters the City of Manassas, it becomes two lanes. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_68

After entering the city, Dumfries Road passes by residential neighborhoods and becomes a four-lane divided road, and crosses Wellington Road. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_69

At Wellington Road SR 234 Business changes to Grant Avenue, which is a four lane undivided highway that passes by a townhouse development (Georgetown South) and retail developments before entering Old Town Manassas and crossing over SR 28. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_70

Shortly after this point Grant Avenue reduces to two lanes, then divides into a boulevard with spaces for on-street parking, and passes by homes, some of which are antebellum in architecture. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_71

When Grant Avenue meets Sudley Road, SR 234 Business turns to the northwest along Sudley Road. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_72

This road is a four-lane divided highway that passes by the Manassas U.S. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_73 Post Office, the Prince William Hospital (part of the Novant Health System), the Manassas Mall, and several business establishments. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_74

SR 234 Business ends at the intersection with I-66, that also carries SR 234. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_75

SR 234 continues northward from there along Sudley Road. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_76

SR 234 Business was first formed as part of SR 234. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_77

When the Prince William Parkway / Manassas Bypass was completed, it was numbered SR 234, and the section through Manassas was renamed SR 234 Business. Virginia State Route 234_sentence_78

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: State Route 234.