This article will be updated Wednesday.
Traffic on Route 28 continues to be a concern for Manassas Park City Council members, who asked two state lawmakers to address the problem at the next session of the Virginia General Assembly.
Council and Del. Bob Marshall, along with Sen. Charles J. Colgan, discussed Route 28, along with items on a long list of legislative agenda, during the annual legislative dinner Tuesday at the Manassas Park Community Center.
In addition to returning Route 28 to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s six-year plan—something City Council asked for on its agenda last year—and conducting a Route 28 traffic study, the body also asked that short-range improvements be made to the roadway.
These short-range improvements include:
- Convert one Route 28 lane between Old Town Manassas and Bull Run to a reversible lane that would shift to accommodate the morning and evening commutes.
- Create a reversible lane in the Route 28 median from Bull Run to Interstate 66.
- Improve Route 28 bridge at Bull Run to accommodate five lanes.
- Immediately analyze traffic signals at Route 28 and New Braddock Road—consider a main source of delay for commuters.
- Synchronization of traffic signals and study implementation an adaptive traffic control between Old Town Manassas and Interstate 66.
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