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Project Name: DPRT: Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Project Type: New Construction
Project Description: Construct segments of the PHNST in Prince William County to connect and form a 27 mile trail. - Featherstone - Heritage Harbor - Neabsco Creek Boardwalk - Occoquan
Project Manager: Tracy L. Hannigan     send an email
Alternate Manager:     
Agency Name: Parks & Recreation QPR?: Yes
Magisterial District: Occoquan, Woodbridge
Original Budget: $3,017,800.00

Revised Budget:

Original Start Date: 6/16/2010

Revised Start Date:

Original End Date: 12/30/2019

Revised End Date:

Last Updated On: 3/28/2019 Maps  Pictures  Documents

Funding Source    


Budget Amount
Budget Amount
Funding Date

1. Proffers

$1,577,800.00 $3,795,167.00 5/10/2016

2. FLAP Grant

$0.00 $585,000.00 4/1/2014

3. General Fund

$1,440,000.00 $1,610,000.00 7/1/2011
Total Amount: $3,017,800.00 $5,990,167.00

Tasks/Milestones     Show GANTT Chart
Task/MileStone Start Date
Original Revised
End Date
Original Revised
1. Neabsco Boardwalk Crossing (Project# 16C13012)On 6/20/17 BOCS approved awarding a construction contract to Nature Bridges for $3,803,183 and $365,600 contract with Lardner/Klein for A/E svcs.•Contract fully executed with Nature Bridges and NTP issued for 9/6/17.•Hold Harmless agreement between Rippon Landing HOA & PWCSA BOCS approval on 9/5/17 6/18/2015 8/4/2015 2/26/2016 4/2/2017 Matt White  
2. Neabsco Boardwalk Crossing (Project# 16C13012)Approximately 1,000 linear feet of boardwalk installed as of 2/5/18.Approximately 1,700 linear feet of boardwalk installed as of 3/5/18.Approximately 2,350 linear feet of boardwalk installed as of 4/2/18. Approximately 3,000 linear feet of boardwalk installed as of 6/2/18. 2/5/2018 6/5/2018 Matt White  
3. Neabsco Creek Boardwalk Crossing (Project# 16C13012) •1,500’ of handrailing and cable installed as of 10/1/18 10/1/2018 10/1/2018 Matt White  
4. Neabsco Creek Boardwalk Crossing(Project# 16C13012)Initial punch list meeting on 1/30/19 Landscaping to be installed first week of April•Coordinated geotechnical inspection of 180-LF of boardwalk installed as part of Blackburn Rd. pedestrian path.•Black locust delivery scheduled for 2/28/19. •Landscaping to be installed week of March 4th. 1/30/2019 3/4/2019 Matt White  
5. Occoquan Refuge Segment (Project# 16C13013) •The Occoquan Bay NWR Right-of-Way was approved and signed by the US F&WS on 5/11/17. •Right-of-Way documents fully executed and returned to USFWS on 7/24/17 •Coordinating with USFWS to facilitate access for large equipment without impacting bald eagle nesting sites. 10/5/2011 5/30/2017 Matt White  
6. Occoquan Refuge Segment(Project# 16C13013)•Additional proffer money is being requested on April 17th at BOCS meeting. BOCS approved additional proffer money. ($150,000) •Site plans and construction estimate updates to be delivered August 17, 2018. •Final design changes and specifications documents to be complete 9/14/18. 4/17/2018 9/14/2018 Matt White  
7. Occoquan Refuge Segment(Project#16C13013) A/E finalizing design changes with 100% construction documents by 1/30/19. A/E firm will determine whether watershed review is required if not project will be ready to bid for February 2019. 1/30/2019 1/30/2019 Matt White  
8. Occoquan Refuge Segment(Project# 16C13013)•Updated wetland delineation completed 2/6/19•Jurisdictional Determination submission to Corps of Engineers on 2/19/19. •Arborist survey of merchantable timber completed 2/28/19. 2/6/2019 2/28/2019 Matt White  
9. Heritage Harbor Segment (Project# 16C13011)•Received VDOT permit, obtained quote to construct. •Will construct when funding is available. •VDOT Land Use Permit reinstated and expiration extended to Sept. 16, 2018. 7/1/2015 9/30/2017 Matt White  
10. Heritage Harbor Segment (Project# 16C13011) •Additional proffer money is being requested on April 17th at BOCS meeting. It was approved by BOCS. ($95,000)RFQ required, per Purchasing Division, to solicit updated quotes from contractors. Purchasing Division will begin accepting requisitions for FY19 RFQ’s on July 1, 2018. 4/17/2018 7/1/2018 Matt White  
11. Heritage Harbor Segment (Project# 16C13011)Design change requested by Woodbridge District Supervisor’s office to modify intersection layout to include a 3-way stop•Met with VDOT engineers on-site, 2/15/19, to discuss crosswalk layout and permitting process. 2/15/2019 2/15/2019 Matt White  
12. Featherstone Segment (Project# 16C13010) •Occoquan Bay NWR Right-of-Way apprvd/signed by US F&WS on 5/11/17. •Right-of-Way docs fully executed & returned to USFWS on 7/24/17. •Meeting with VDOT on 8/11/17 to go over submission materials for bidding project out. •Bid date extension request submitted to VDOT. Add. design rqd. 7/1/2015 9/30/2017 Matt White  
13. Featherstone Segment (Project# 16C13010)PO issued for addition engineering services on 1/25/18. •Survey marking and geotechnical testing have been scheduled for February. 1/25/2018 2/20/2018 Matt White  
14. Featherstone Segment (Project# 16C13010)•Geotechnical tests completed. 3-7-18•Bridge and boardwalk foundation design underway.•Additional proffer money is being requested on 4/17 at BOCS meeting. Additional proffer money approved. ($70K) 3/7/2018 4/17/2018 Matt White  
15. Featherstone Segment (Project# 16C13010) 90% plans reviewed and comments returned to consultant, construction estimate and final plans to be completed by 6/8/18. •Final plans and cost estimate received 7/10/18. DPR to submit 6-sets of plans by 9/11/18.•DPR expects to advertise the project for bid in January 2019. 6/8/2018 6/8/2018 Matt White  
16. Featherstone Segment(Project# 16C13010)•The notice-to-proceed is expected to be issued to the contractor in June 2019, following the December 1st to June 15th time of year restriction for construction activities due to threatened and endangered species identified with in Featherstone NWR. 6/1/2019 12/15/2019 Matt White  
17. Featherstone Segment(Project#16C13010)•Additional A/E consultant support services needed to proceed with project delivery. Coordinated with PWC-DOT for recommendation on open contract A/E firm with FLAP grant project funding and VDOT LAP process. Preparing scope of services for development of proposal. 2/1/2019 2/1/2019 Matt White  

Comments/Issues     Show All Issues

1. Service/Policy Issues   



Each trail gap needs to have an easement platted, surveyed and a signed agreement in place before we can construct.

2. Schedule/Timing Issues     



3/15/2019Opening date to coincide with spring ribbon cutting ceremony after completion of parking lot & adjacent trail connections.
9/5/2017Harmless Agreement to be approved by BOCS on 9/5/17 - before NTP can be issued.
1/23/2017Neabsco Boardwalk: PWCSA willing to remove Hold harmless from site plan review and move it to before construction and approve plans if PWC agrees.
11/30/2016VRE ramp and stairs was to be completed in November 2016. Delay due to contractor and CSX working out right of entry and insurance requirements.

3. Fiscal/Resource Issues     




4. Impact on Other Projects