Did you know Ferry Farms neighborhood was the first subdivision in Stafford County? The first homes were built in the 1950s, and most were built in the 1960s. Understandably, the water pipes need an upgrade to bring the neighborhood’s water system up to 21st century standards. Stafford County is in the midst of a $10 million five-year project to renovate the aging system. It is a big project and will, at times, impact both residents of the area and those who drive through, particularly on Ferry Road. It can be frustrating to co-exist with a project of this magnitude, but we ask residents to pardon our dust as we work to make this much-needed improvement.
Stafford aims to disseminate up-to-date information on activities, so residents know what to expect. How can you find information on scheduling and activities for the ongoing project?
- Stafford periodically puts out press releases on work that particularly impacts residents. You can find these stories on the front page of our website at staffordcountyva.gov. These stories are also provided to the media.
- We push the press releases on our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor. We also use these channels to post more frequent updates on lesser intrusive activity.
- You can sign up for Stafford Alert at staffordalert.com to receive road closure notices or emergency notices – like when construction finds a more significant pipe issue than expected.
- You can visit the Ferry Farms project page on our website at: staffordcountyva.gov/ferryfarm.
- Lastly, you can call Utilities at (540) 658-8695. On weekends, you may contact the non-emergency number at (540) 658-4400 if you have immediate concerns.
All questions are welcome. This project is for the residents, and we are always looking to improve the experience for those impacted by a project.
Upcoming Ferry Farms Project Activities
Next week, Stafford County Utilities will be continuing work on installing a water main on Ferry Road at the intersections of Wakefield Avenue, Randolph Road and Pendleton Road.
Details are as follows:
- Sunday, April 24, and Monday, April 25, between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. -Alternating Single Lane Closures in the evening along Ferry Road between Mt. Vernon Avenue and Swan Drive as needed.
- Monday, April 25, between 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. – Water service disruption to customers along Pendleton Road, Mercer Lane, Patrick Henry Street and Bell Road.
- Tuesday, April 26 – Friday, April 29, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - Alternating Single Lane Closures during the day along Ferry Road between Mt. Vernon Avenue and Swan Drive as needed.
Anyone with questions or concerns may reach out to the Stafford County Department of Utilities at 540-658-8695.