About the Project

The Impact on My Home & Family

There are many questions around how the Route 28 Bypass will affect your home and family. This section provides a look into all the materials that you might need as you understand the resources that are available to you. For the small number of residents whose homes or may be affected by the road’s construction, more information is included about the right-of-way process and assistance that will be available.

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

What does Right of Way mean?

Right of Way is the legal right, established by usage or grant, to pass along a specific route through grounds or property belonging to another.

What is Eminent Domain?

Eminent Domain is the right of a government or its agent to expropriate a property for public use, with payment of compensation.

What does Right of Way mean?

Right of Way is the legal right, established by usage or grant, to pass along a specific route through grounds or property belonging to another.

What is Eminent Domain?

Eminent Domain is the right of a government or its agent to expropriate a property for public use, with payment of compensation.

My Home & Family

Housing & Residential Concerns

PWC DOT has begun the approximately 2-year Design and Engineering phase of the Route 28 Bypass Project, which will determine the exact location of the roadway. The PWC DOT will not know exactly which properties & residences will be impacted by the Bypass until the Design and Engineering phase is complete.

At the conclusion of the Design and Engineering phase, an official notification will be sent directly to impacted properties and residents. Residents who will be required to relocate will be entitled to Relocation Assistance and support from Prince William County. Negotiations that adhere to the Uniform Act, Section 4.2.3. of VDOTs Right of Way Manual of Instructions, are expected to occur throughout 2023.

Additional studies determining noise impacts will be conducted throughout the process. As studies are completed, they will be shared on the project website. The engineering firm will work to identify appropriate solutions, such as noise barriers, for the Bypass.

While the noise analyses are not required as part of the project, PWC DOT will complete them to address concerns raised by the community

The Route 28 Bypass project is expected to cost approximately $300 million.

  • The NVTA has allocated $6 million to conduct numerous studies & reports in the beginning of the Planning Phase of the project and $89 million in regional funds to design and construct the bypass.
  • Prince William County residents voted on and approved a Mobility Bond Referendum in November of 2019 (with a 73% approval rating) which will provide $200 million of funding to the project if authorized by the Board of County Supervisors.

Based on the Virginia Code and the Uniform Act, Section 4.2.3 of VDOTs Right of Way Manual of Instructions, PWC officials will begin the process of meeting with property owners once the Board of County Supervisors has approved the final bypass design and the Right of Way impacts have been identified. The PWC DOT will notify and work with impacted property owners and residents throughout this process.

As the project continues, PWC DOT will regularly communicate and engage with the PWC community to make resources & information regarding the Route 28 Bypass easily accessible and understandable.

Information regarding the Right of Way process will also be posted on the Route 28 Bypass project website and provided during public Information Sessions.

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