Grant Avenue Streetscape Plan

grant ave plan
The City of Manassas is working on streetscape improvements to Grant Avenue from Lee Avenue to Wellington Road. This project will create a visually appealing gateway to the City’s historic downtown and represents the third phase of streetscape enhancements envisioned in the Old Town Sector Plan. The final concept, completed in 2017, includes lane reductions between Prince William Street and Wellington Road to create a multi-modal boulevard along Grant Avenue.  

Grant Feb. 24
Project Status: Construction

Current Work in Progress:
Work Performed from February 12th – February 23rd
Stormwater pipes were installed around the intersections of Grant Avenue with Byrd Drive and Taney Road (north). Construction of street improvements continued between 9644 – 9201 Grant Avenue, in front of the Grant Avenue Shopping Center, and between Prince William Street and the Public Safety Facility. Improvements include curbs, gutters, stormwater pipes, and commercial entrances.

Upcoming Work for February 26th – March 8th Construction of street improvements along Grant Avenue is to continue in the following areas: southbound lanes between Douglas Street and the Public Safety Facility along Grant Avenue and between Byrd Drive and Buckner Road. The Utility Department will continue day work for water service connections needed for the Van Metre Development between Byrd Drive and Bucker Street.

Major Events Traffic Impacts 02/06/24 Full Phase 1 maintenance of traffic set up for work on the southbound side of the road Wellington Rd to Prince William Street. The road is reduced to one lane in each direction The contractor will continue to coordinate access with each property owner as entrances and lead sidewalks are reconstructed. A three-way stop remains at the intersection of Bartow Street and Grant Avenue. The Byrd Drive closure will remain in place until April when construction of the roundabout is complete.

Project Goals:

  • Enhance the overall street appearance
  • Extend boulevard streetscape treatments similar to those found on the northern end of Grant Avenue
  • Create a downtown gateway
  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  • Upsize water main
  • Underground electrical
  • Install new street lighting

For any questions or comments, please contact:
John Keenan, Senior Engineer

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