A Brief History of the Route 28 Bypass
Route 28, which traverses Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William counties, is a critical roadway corridor for Northern Virginia. As the population in Northern Virginia continues to grow, traffic on Route 28 has increased dramatically.
The Prince William County (PWC) DOT began initial studies in 2016 to identify and evaluate issues with congestion. Based on these preliminary studies, the DOT identified a number of possible solutions, and in September 2020, the PWC Board of Supervisors voted in favor of the Route 28 bypass. This plan has been shown to have the greatest long-term positive impact on traffic congestion and provides relief with the lowest cost to the county. As the project continues, PWC will be planning a final design that minimizes impact to homes and businesses.
The road will be four lanes and approximately 3.5 miles, extending from Godwin Drive at Sudley Road and tie into the existing Route 28 in Fairfax County, south of Compton Road and north of Bull Run.
The NVTA has allocated an additional $89 million toward the approximately $300 million infrastructure project. NVTA allocated $6 million towards the 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.