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Prince William County officials push state officials to build both a western and northern bypass around Manassas National Battlefield as the debate heats up over both road construction projects.
Residents living on the edge of a national battlefield are upset that plans for the Manassas Battlefield Bypass could leave their properties landlocked and dramatically change their rural lifestyle.
There appears to be growing support for a new road that would take traffic around the Manassas National Battlefield Park -- a major tourist attraction in the capital region.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will consider putting the Battlefield Bypass on the long term list of projects to alleviate local congestion and protect Manassas National Battlefield Park.
Building a road does not happen overnight, but some major projects have been started or completed in the last few years. Now, local transportation planners are looking decades ahead.