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Tell Us: How Can State Fix Route 28?

New Virginia Department of Transportation study looks at busy road, particularly corridor from Manassas to Interstate 66.

New Virginia Department of Transportation study looks at busy road, particularly fixing corridor through Manassas and Centreville.
New Virginia Department of Transportation study looks at busy road, particularly fixing corridor through Manassas and Centreville.
Virginia Department of Transportation officials will be looking at the best way to fix Route 28, the busy commuter route that cuts through Prince William and Fairfax counties.

The corridor heading from Manassas toward Interstate 66 near Centreville is of particular interest as a growing choke point for traffic, according to a WTOP report.

The $2.5 million study seek ways to address the congestion, but Marty Nohe, chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority told WTOP that the solution may not be more lanes.

"We're going to need a lot of community input," Nohe said. 

What do you think should be done on Route 28? Tell us in the comments section below!

VDOT recently approved $50 million to begin design, right of way and construction for improvements to the I-66 interchange at Route 28. Construction could begin in 2016.


Thomas Donnelly July 15, 2014 at 07:40 AM
I suggest the following: (1) eliminate the intersection of Walney/Braddock and 28 and remove the stop light there (2) complete the I-66 and VA-28 cloverleaf, upgrading it to use frontage lanes as the Westfield Blvd and VA-28 cloverleaf does. The upgraded interchange will reach design capacity at or before 2040. Once construction is complete you will need a traffic study of Westfields Blvd and Stone Road to assess the total change to traffic volume, as there will be two opposing effects whose sum is unknown. First, volume increases due to moving Walney->VA-28 traffic and Braddock->VA-28 traffic to Westfields Blvd. Second, volume decreases from VA-28S->US-29W traffic cutting the corner on Westfields/Stone to avoid backups and lights returning to VA-28. Once the study is complete, adjust Westfield traffic lights to accommodate the changed volume.
mcs July 15, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Route 28 Solutions: www.novarapidtransit.org https://twitter.com/FixRoute28
Michele July 15, 2014 at 12:11 PM
More mass transit would be great - how about buses from Manassas to Reston/Ashburn area? It is so sad that I live in Centreville but cannot get to Manassas to shop or go out to eat without driving, not to mention all of the commuters that would benefit from not having to drive that road every day!
Weedbuster July 15, 2014 at 12:21 PM
1. reduce the number of curb cuts - require corner lots to use side streets for access not route 28. 2. install "smart" traffic lights that do their own adjustments based on current traffic conditions. just read about these in WaPo two weeks ago. 3. perform gridlock enforcement at key intersections (e.g., Manassas Drive & 28, Browns Lane & 28) so drivers don't block the box, causing backup for everyone in all directions 4. build access to new HUD property through yorkshire so there is another alternate route besides Old Centreville. When 28 has an incident there is nowhere to go! 5. BUILD ANOTHER BULL RUN WATER CROSSING EAST OF EXISTING ROUTE 28 (consider Manassas Drive through the golf course to Union Mill)
Tony Kenny July 16, 2014 at 04:54 AM
What about a north / south Metro spur between Blue Line at Springfield, connecting with the Silver line at Dulles and ending at Point of Rocks ?

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