Thursday, February 18th Meeting Recording

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Prince William County Department of Transportation (PWC DOT) hosted a meeting to inform residents about the Route 28 Bypass project, including background and current project status. The majority of time was reserved for questions from the audience. Panelists from the PWC Planning Office, Department of Public Works, and Parks, Recreation, and Office of Tourism were also available to answer community questions.

A complete recording is available below. The presentation portion begins at (17:00), and the Q&A portion begins at (29:00). The frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be updated with additional information related to the session.

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El Departamento de Transportes del Condado de Prince William (PWC DOT) ha auspiciado una sesión de información virtual para informar residentes con información relacionada al proyecto, el estado actual, impactos potenciales a los residentes del Condado de Prince William, y los recursos públicos disponibles. Se dedicó la mayor parte de la sesión a responder preguntas que tenía el público. Panelistas de la Oficina de Planificación, el Departamento de Obras Públicas, y Parques y Recreación del Condado de Prince William también estuvieron disponibles para responder preguntas de la comunidad.

Una grabación completa está disponible debajo. La parte de la presentación empieza en el minuto 17 y la parte de preguntas y respuestas comienza en el minuto 29. Vamos a estar colocando respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentadas con referencia a la sesión. 

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The next public information session will focus on broader project updates and impacts for Prince William County and will be scheduled in early 2021. Further information on the event will be shared here.

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La próxima publicación de información se enfocará en actualizaciones e impactos generales del proyecto para la comunidad de Condado de Prince Wiliam. La reunión será programada para principios de 2021. Puede encontrar más información de los próximos reuniones aquí.

Route 28 Bypass Overview

For generations, Route 28 has been an important highway for Northern Virginia. The highway traverses Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, and Fauquier counties, which are growing and adding more drivers to Route 28 than ever before.  More than 57,000 vehicles use Route 28 each day, creating some of the highest travel times in the region and creating adverse effects for area residents and businesses.

The [Northern Virginia] region is one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in the United States. Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Northern Virginia accounted for nearly two-thirds of Virginia’s population growth since 2010, with its population increasing by 12.4% during the period.UVA Today

In Prince William County (PWC), businesses and residents asked county transportation officials to find ways to address these issues. In 2016, VDOT and PWC DOT began the first phase of the Route 28 Bypass project, Plan and Design, to study options that may improve identified issues, while minimizing negative impact to residents and providing alternatives for PWC Board consideration.

In September 2020, the PWC Board of Supervisors voted in favor of the bypass. The selected location will create a four-lane Route 28 bypass in Prince William County, between the City of Manassas and into Fairfax County. Research shows this plan has the greatest long-term positive impact on traffic congestion and provides relief with the lowest cost to PWC. During the next phase of this project, Design and Engineering,  PWC will look for a design that minimizes impact on homes and businesses.

During the Design and Engineering Phase, which will take approximately 2 years, PWC will select an engineering firm to complete the comprehensive and detailed design process. The complete design will determine the exact location and final design of the bypass.

Study Area Map
Study Area for Route 28 Corridor Environmental Assessment. Click to Enlarge.

The PWC Board of Supervisors will review and approve their final design. The project will then enter the right of way and utilities phase and eventually enter the construction phase. PWC will select a construction firm to break ground and manage the project to completion.

The NVTA has recently allocated $89 million toward the approximately $300 million infrastructure project. NVTA has already allocated $6 million that went towards feasibility and environmental studies. The remaining cost could potentially be covered by a $200 million bond referendum approved by County voters on November 5, 2019. The PWC Board of Supervisors will need to approve and authorize any bonds for the project.

For further detail, please select the Frequently Asked Questions button below.