First Phase of Route 28 Widening Begins at Vint Hill Road

| November 13, 2014 | 1 Comment | News
Image Courtesy of Prince William County Department of Transportation

Image Courtesy of Prince William County Department of Transportation

The Prince William County Department of Transportation announced that the first phase of the $66 million project to widen Route 28 has begun with the realigning of a section of Vint Hill Road.

“[The Route 28 Corridor in western Prince William County] is a VDOT primary road; so it’s a major route,” said Division Chief Rick Canizales. “We’re widening from two lanes … to four lanes, from Linton Hall Road on 28 all the way out to Fitzwater Drive. “The project is also moving the intersection of Vint Hill Road, where it exists today on Route 28, and putting it over in front of the new Bristow Village entrance, a little further than a quarter-mile up.”
Residents should see construction begin soon as crews will work to clear land for the road realignment.

“We’ve already got a contract with Branch Highways to do the first piece,” Canizales said. “They will be out there soon. Construction will start promptly.”
He said the division is accepting bids for the second phase of the project; the entire project should be completed by 2017.

“For the next couple of years, you’ll be seeing construction work, and we ask for everybody’s patience,” he said. “This is going to be–not only for the county, but for the region–a major improvement out here.”

Canizales stressed that taxpayer money is not being used to fund the project; the Prince William Department of Transportation received regional funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and federal money along with proffers to cover costs.

“The great thing about this project is the fact that there is no bond money being attached to this project,” he said. “The taxpayers of Prince William County are not going to be paying for this road; this road is being paid for by the region, the federal government and developers in that area.”

Construction on Route 28 has implications beyond Prince William County into the City of Manassas, Manassas Park, Fairfax County and Fauquier County.

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  1. KuroHouou says:

    Does this mean they will fix the intersections of 28 and 66 (also fix the 28 and Braddock road intersection). That part of 28 is seriously the worst place in the region for rush hour traffic in the evening. It can back up all the way to 50 or the Dulles Toll Road sometimes!!!

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