About the Project

The Impact on My Community

There are many questions around how the Route 28 Bypass will affect the community. This section provides a look into all the materials that you might need as you understand the resources that are available to you.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions surrounding the Route 28 Bypass Project.

What is a Request for Proposal (RFP)?

A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a document that announces and provides details about a project. It also requests bids from contractors who will help complete the project.

What is the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)?

The United States Army Corps of Engineers is an engineer formation of the United States Army that has three primary mission areas: engineer regiment, military construction, and civil works.

My Community

In 2021, Prince William County released theRequest for Proposal (RFP) and selected WSP USA, Inc. as the Prime Engineering Design Consultant to lead the design. The sub-consultants include Kimley-Horn, ATCS, DMY, Peggy Malone and Associates, ERM, Accumark, Stantec, and Cardno. As a separate contract, Parsons Transportation Group is the Environmental Services Consultant.

As part of the transportation process, the Prince William County Department of Transportation (PWC DOT) will consider safety impacts to the natural and human environment (environmental analysis), traffic analysis, cost, input from regulatory agencies (e.g., the Army Corps of Engineers), the public and various stakeholders. At the completion of plans for a public hearing, both Modified Alternative 2B and modified 2A will be presented to the Board for selection and endorsement of the alternative that will move forward to final design.

As with any construction project, many factors can impact the timeline. As of Spring 2022, the current schedule shows construction is expected to be awarded in Fall 2026. The PWC DOT will update the project timeline as the design and engineering phase progresses and the construction duration is further determined. Please note, you may see staff performing work in the field to collect data necessary to further the design.

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors is required to review and endorse the final engineering design for the Route 28 Bypass at the conclusion of the Public Hearings.

Initial coordination has begun with the Army Corps of Engineers. PWC DOT will submit permit applications for the Route 28 Bypass to the US Army Corps of Engineers at 60% of the design, which is anticipated to occur in 2024. If the US Army Corps of Engineers does not approve and release the permit, the engineering team will further evaluate and adjust the design to resolve comments and concerns received from the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Yes, VDOT will have to approve certain design elements and permits as part of the project. VDOT will also be involved in the final design of the project. Once the project is completed, maintenance and ownership of the roadway will be handed over to VDOT.

Depending on the final alignment of the Route 28 Bypass,  Fairfax County may be asked to review and approve the part of the project that is within Fairfax County. PWC DOT will coordinate with Fairfax County throughout the Design and Engineering Phase.

Traffic analysis and noise study are currently ongoing. The traffic analysis is expected to be completed in early 2024. The outcomes from all studies and analyses will be utilized in the design decision-making process. All findings will be published on route28bypass.com and shared in public meetings.

We are looking at FEMA guidelines and will consider all options to reduce the impacts of flooding as the Route 28 Bypass design moves forward which may include: relocating residents out of the flood zones and performing stream restoration to increase capacity. The PWC DOT will also be complete additional flood analysis by installing flood gauges in the area to address community concerns.

Yes, the Route 28 Bypass will include a shared use path along the length of the new roadway.

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