Route 28 Transportation District Corridor
(Updated June 2011)
Widen to 8-lane limited access freeway between I-66 and Route 7 and convert 10 existing intersections to grade separated interchanges.
Construction on the the Nokes Blvd., Willard Road and Frying Pan Road interchanges is complete and they are open to traffic. The Innovation Avenue interchange is open to traffic entering from the south and exiting to the north. The balance of the construction on Innovation Avenue is awaiting more funding.
- In the late 1980s and early 1990s the Alliance was instrumental in advancing and preserving a new tax district that enabled the region to finance the transformation of Route 28 from a two-lane to a six-lane facility that was completed in 1991 with landowners paying 80% of the construction cost.
- In 2000 Route 28 Corridor Improvements, LLC (Clark Construction Group, Shirley Construction Corp. and Public Private Solutions, Inc.) and FD/MK, LLC (Flour Daniel and Morrison Knudson), submitted proposals to convert Route 28 to an 8-10 lane, limited access facility between I-66 in Fairfax County and Route 7 in Loudoun County with grade separated interchanges.
- On May 1, 2001 a Route 28 Advisory Committee unanimously recommended the selection of the Route28 Corridor Improvements, LLC (Clark/Shirley/Dewberry) team to Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner Charles D. Nottingham who concurred with that decision and announced the award on May 3, 2001. The Route 28 Corridor Improvements, LLC’s proposal called for the widening of the roadway from six to eight lanes and upgrading 10 intersections to grade-separated interchanges by 2006 — 15 years faster than could be done using existing revenue streams.
- On October 3, 2002 VDOT signed an agreement with the Route 28 Corridor Improvements, LLC to initiate a Phase 2 construction project that involved replacing six intersections with grade-separated interchanges beginning November 2002.
- In June, 2005, the Tax District Commission voted to begin preliminary design at the final four interchanges in the corridor. (Phase 3)
- On May 10, 2006 Governor Tim Kaine announced the award of a $25 million interest free loan from the Transportation Patrnership Opportunity Fund to expedite the conversion of 4 intersections to grade-separated interchanges (Phase 3).
- In October 2006 the state, Fairfax and Loudoun Counites and local land owners announced a Phase 3 funding agreement. Construction is expected to be completed in 2009.
For more information regarding Phases 2-4 of this project click on the links below:
For additional information see: http://www.28freeway.com
For past Alliance Alerts regarding Route 28, click here.