Every two weeks I make the trip to the commissary on base (that is Quantico Marine Corps Base). I had noticed that a lot of the businesses on the corner of Route 1 as you are approaching the main entrance to the base had disappeared. For awhile, it just looked pretty dead and I kept wondering what exactly had happened. Did all those business go out of business?
During this last trip to get my groceries, I noticed a sign that said something to the effect of Prince William County Revitalization project. Well, that sign really caught my interest. Even though there were businesses there, it was not the "prettiest" part of Route 1. I wanted to see what exactly the county had in mind to beautify this part of Route 1 so with a little Google search I found it. The road is basically being widened to help relieve some of the traffic problems and there really will not be much space for new businesses. In addition, after the road widening is complete, the county is planning to develop a small village within Triangle.
These type of improvements can only help home values--so overall I think it is good news for the little town of Triangle.
For more information on the project visit: http://www2.insidenova.com/isn/news/local/triangle/article/road-widening_project_moving_along_in_triangle/39374/