Each week during the construction season, we’ll be updating this page with information about the progress on the various construction and development projects occurring within the town. Offseason updates (November-March) will be less frequent due to less activity.

2022 Roadwork and Paving Activities

Updated 7/26/2022

Several paving and road construction activities are scheduled to occur in Occoquan beginning in early 2022.  Staff is working to coordinate these activities in order to minimize disruption and provide reasonable notice to the public.

Mill Street Intersection Improvement Project –  Completed (June 2022)
This project was a partially grant-funded project coordinated on behalf of the Town by Prince William County.  The project included installing ADA ramps and crosswalks at Mill/Ellicott Streets and Mill/Washington Streets intersections.   This project began on Monday, March 14, 2022 and was substantially completed in April, with punch list items through early June.  A ribbon cutting was held on August 18, at 11 a.m. View the Project Site Plan

Mill Street Milling and Paving – Partially Completed | Additional Milling/Paving Started July 18, 2022
On Tuesday, March 8, 2022,  VDOT contractors milled and paved Mill Street from the Ellicott/Mill Street intersection to the cul-de-sac.  This work was intended to address the recurring water issue on that section of Mill Street. Upon initial inspection after completion of the paving work on March 8, additional crowning work is needed and VDOT is aware of the continued water flow issue after paving.  Town staff is working with VDOT staff to correct the crowning issue on this section of the roadway. A portion of this section of Mill Street will be recrowned during VDOT paving operations that are occurring beginning July 18, 2022. Background on Mill Street Drainage Issues

VDOT Paving Projects – Completed (August 2022)
VDOT contractors conducted paving and pavement marking operations on VDOT roads within the Town’s historic district from Monday, July 18, 2022 until Monday, August 8, 2022.

Town Road Paving Activities – Center Lane Paving – Completed (June 2022)
The Town contracted to mill, pave, restripe and replace speed bumps on Center Lane from Washington Street to Ellicott Street. Work  occurred on Thursday, June 16, 2022.  

Brick Sidewalk Repairs – Large Project Completed; Minor Brick Repair Continuing
The Town contracted to repair the following brick locations: (1) install curb and repair brick at 202 Mill Street (Post Office), (2) install curb and repair brick at 206 Mill Street, (3) install new curb at corner of Union/Mill Street (replace section of damaged curbline), and (4) install brick in abandoned tree well at 304 Mill Street.  This work was completed in May 2022.  Town staff is continuing to repair and replace loose and damaged bricks within the Town’s brick sidewalks.  The Town is responsible for the maintenance of most brick sidewalks and the curb attached to brick sidewalks within the Town.  Some brick sidewalks are maintained by HOAs or other private entities.  

Concrete Sidewalk Repairs – West Locust Street – July 2022
The Town has contracted to repair several sections of damaged concrete sidewalk along the town-owned and maintained concrete sidewalk on West Locust Street.  Work will be scheduled to occur after July 1, 2022. 

Yellow Curb Refresh – Completed (August 2022)
The yellow curbs on town-owned sidewalks were refreshed in mid-August. 

Development Projects

The Mill at Occoquan Project – Active
The Mill at Occoquan project is a redevelopment project located at 401-411 Mill Street in the Town’s historic district. The project is a mixed-use development with first floor commercial (retail and restaurant space) and 52 residential units above. The project also includes two lower levels for on-site parking.  In addition, the project includes extension of the Town’s public Riverwalk along the Occoquan River.  Learn More About the Project

Occoquan Beer GardenActive
The Occoquan Beer Garden is a commercial business that has leased the former visitor center building (200 Mill Street) and the vacant land adjacent to the building (126 Mill Street) to develop and open an outdoor beer garden. The business will utilize the existing building for drink service and create an outdoor ‘beer garden’ experience on that adjoining property. The business owners are working through the land use process with the Town with site activity expected within the next few weeks.  Updated – February 24, 2022

Rivertown Overlook Townhome Development – Active
The Rivertown Overlook project includes the development of eight townhomes at the corner of Center Lane and Ellicott Street. 
Learn More About the Project

Kiely Court ProjectInactive
The Kiely Court project includes the development of two townhomes on Mill Street at 430 and 426 Mill Street. The project is in the close out process.

Occoquan River Crossing – 2022/2023
The Occoquan River Crossing project is a collaborative effort between Fairfax Water, Prince William County Service Authority (PWCSA), and Virginia American Water (V-AW) to increase drinking water transmission capacity and enhance system reliability for existing and future PWCSA and V-AW customers in eastern Prince William County.

This project will replace aging potable water transmission main crossings of the Occoquan River with dual 42-inch mains inside a 400-foot long tunnel to cross beneath the river near the Town of Occoquan. The construction work will occur on Fairfax Water property and within existing Fairfax Water easements and will last for approximately sixteen months.
More Information

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August 8, 2022
Pavement marking operations restarted overnight on August 7, and will continue through August 8 in order to complete marking operations overnight, weather permitting. Please remove vehicles by 8 p.m. on Monday in order to aid in marking operations.

August 5, 2022
Pavement marking operations did not occur overnight on August 4, due to weather conditions. Crews will be back on Sunday, August 7, to complete marking operations overnight. Please remove vehicles by 8 p.m. on Sunday in order to aid in marking operations.

August 4, 2022
Pavement marking operations began overnight on August 3, and will continue through August 4, weather permitting. If work is not completed on August 4, work will continue overnight on Sunday, August 7. Please do not park on-street overnight in order to allow for pavement marking operations to work throughout the historic district. Please remove vehicles by 8 p.m. No overnight work is scheduled for Friday or Saturday overnight. As a result, overnight parking will be permitted on Friday and Saturday.

August 2, 2022
Pavement marking operations will begin overnight on August 2, and continue through Thursday, August 4, overnight. Work is weather dependent. Weather or other delays may cause work to extend into the week of August 7. Please do not park on-street overnight in order to allow for pavement marking operations to work throughout the historic district. Please remove vehicles by 8 p.m. through Friday. No overnight work is scheduled for Friday or Saturday overnight.

August 1, 2022
Milling and paving operations are complete. Marking work remains to be completed and is expected to be completed overnight through August 4, 2022. Please continue no parking on-street beginning at 8 p.m. through 5 a.m. Sunday night through Thursday night.

July 31, 2022August 5, 2022
Contractors will continue paving and striping operations overnight on July 31, 2022. Please ensure your vehicles are off-street by 8 p.m.

July 29, 2022
Contractors continued paving operations overnight on July 28, 2022. Contractors will continue (weather permitting) overnight on July 31, 2022. Please ensure your vehicles are off-street by 8 p.m.

July 28, 2022
Contractors continued paving operations overnight on July 27, 2022. Contractors will continue (weather permitting) overnight on July 28, 2022. Please ensure your vehicles are off-street by 8 p.m.

July 27, 2022
Contractors continued paving operations overnight on July 26, 2022. Contractors will continue (weather permitting) overnight on July 27, 2022. Please ensure your vehicles are off-street by 8 p.m.

July 26, 2022
Contractors continued milling and paving operations overnight on July 25, 2022. Contractors will continue (weather permitting) overnight on July 26, 2022 with paving operations, following the same path as milling operations. Please ensure your vehicles are off-street by 8 p.m.

July 25, 2022
Contractors continued milling and paving operations overnight on July 24, 2022. Contractors will continue (weather permitting) overnight on July 25, 2022, along Ellicott Street and Commerce Street. Paving operations will continue along Mill Street, Washington Street and Union Street. Please ensure your vehicles are off-street by 8 p.m.

July 22, 2022
Contractors milled Mill Street and Washington Street overnight on July 21, 2022. Milling and paving operations will resume on Sunday, July 24, 2022 and contractors expect to mill Mill Street, Union and Ellicott Street and begin paving operations on Mill Street. Milling will continue to Commerce Street and paving operations will follow behind milling operations through town. Weather may impact the schedule. Milling and paving work is expected to last through the evening of July 28, 2022. Striping operations will also commence during the week of July 24 and potentially continue through the week of July 31, 2022. No work is planned overnight on July 23 or 24.

July 21, 2022
Contractors milled Poplar Lane to the 123 Bridge overnight on July 20, 2022. Work will continue overnight on July 21, 2022 as contractors continue milling operations down Mill Street to the Washington Street intersection. The milling path they they will follow is currently as follows and subject to impacts that may cause schedule delays:
July 21, 2022: Continue up Mill Street to Washington Street intersection, and Washington Street to Commerce Street; Remainder of Mill Street and Union Street up to Commerce Street [Some parking spaces on Union Street beyond Commerce Street will be impacted by no parking due to the limits of the paving extending up Union Street – the no parking areas will be marked accordingly.]
July 24, 2022 – July 28, 2022: Remainder of Mill Street and Union Street up to Commerce Street; Ellicott Street and Commerce Street (dependent on weather)
Paving operations are expected to start overnight on Thursday, July 21, 2022 or Sunday, July 24, 2022 and follow the same milling path through July 28, 2022 and potentially into the week of July 31, 2022. Striping operations will start as paving is completed and follow the same construction path as milling and paving operations. Striping operations are expected to occur overnight and will continue into the week of July 31, dependent on weather.

July 20, 2022
Contractors will continue milling operations down Poplar Lane and Mill Street toward the Washington Street intersection on the evening of July 20, 2022. Due to an equipment failure, the contractors did not make as much progress as they had intended on the evening of July 19, 2022. The milling path that they will follow is currently as follows and subject to weather impacts:
July 20, 2022: Poplar Lane, Mill Street up to Washington Street intersection, and Washington Street to Commerce Street
July 21, 2022: Remainder of Mill Street and Union Street up to Commerce Street [Some parking spaces on Union Street beyond Commerce Street will be impacted by no parking due to the limits of the paving extending up Union Street – the no parking areas will be marked accordingly.]
July 24, 2022 – July 28, 2022: Ellicott Street and Commerce Street (dependent on weather)
Paving operations are expected to start on Thursday, July 21, 2022 and follow the same milling path through July 28, 2022. Striping operations will start as paving is completed and follow the same construction path as milling and paving operations. Striping operations are expected to occur overnight and may continue into the week of July 31, dependent on weather.

This schedule is subject to shift depending on weather and other unforeseen delays. Please remove vehicles from on street parking beginning at 8 pm through 5 am, Sunday – Thursday evenings until milling, paving, and marking operations are complete.

July 19, 2022
VDOT contractors have begun milling and paving operations within the Town. Work will generally be from 9 pm to 5 am. On July 19, contractors will begin milling operations on Poplar Lane/Mill Street and will continue moving through town in this general order: Washington Street, Union Street, Commerce Street and then Ellicott Street. Portions of Commerce Street were milled during the evening of July 18, 2022. Milling and paving work is expected to occur July 18 – 21, and July 24 – 26, dependent on weather delays or other impacts. Parking will be prohibited during construction from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday evening through Friday morning. No overnight work will occur Friday or Saturday evenings and parking will not be restricted on 7/22 and 7/23.

Reported Outage: On the evening of July 18, utility lines were damaged near the intersection of Commerce Street and Union Street and the Town has been notified of outages. The Town has contacted the utility companies to report the outage and to request the lines be cleared. If you are in this area and are experiencing a utility outage, please contact your provider and report the issue.

July 18, 2022
VDOT contractors will conduct milling, paving, and pavement marking operations on VDOT-owned streets within the Town of Occoquan beginning on the evening of Monday, July 18, 2022. Work will occur overnight generally between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am, Sunday through Thursday nights. Work is expected to last one to two weeks depending on weather and other factors. Overnight street parking will not be permitted while work is occurring. Please park in town parking lots or other off-street parking areas overnight. Impacted streets include Mill Street/Poplar Lane, Commerce Street, Washington Street from Commerce to Mill Streets, Union Street from Commerce to Mill Streets, and Ellicott Street. More Information

On-street parking will be allowed where available when crews are not working (during the day and on Friday and Saturday evenings). Vehicles should be removed off-street by 8 pm each night and remain off-street until 5 am. Contractors will be working the evenings of Monday, July 18 – Thursday, July 14, and Sunday, July 24 – Thursday, July 28. No overnight work will occur on Friday or Saturday evenings.

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