Theo tin Fairfax County
Design Public Hearing on the Route 28 Widening Project Set for Sept. 23, 2019
For Immediate Release
Sept. 5, 2019
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and the Federal Highway Administration, will hold a design public hearing on the Route 28 widening project, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Centreville Elementary School, 14330 Green Trails Blvd., in Centreville.
Documentation for the National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106 and 36 CFR Part 800), which includes information on the potential effects of the proposed project on properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, and property impact information, also will be available for review and comment.
The format of the hearing will include an open house beginning at 6:30 p.m., with a presentation at 7 p.m., and time afterward for public comments, questions and answers. Comments are due Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.
The Route 28 corridor has experienced increased congestion for many years. The proposed project calls for widening Route 28 in Fairfax County for a distance of approximately 2.3 miles from the bridge over Bull Run to the interchange at Route 29, including:
Widening the existing four lane roadway to six lanes;
Adding additional lanes on side street to improve intersections;
Upgrading existing traffic signals;
Removing selected unsignalized median crossovers (breaks);
Improving bicycle and pedestrian connections and crossings, including new 10-foot shared-use paths on both sides of Route 28; and
Installing stormwater management facilities to meet State and County criteria.
FCDOT previously held meetings on the Route 28 Widening Project on April 3, 2018, and March 12, 2019. For meeting presentations and further information on the project, please visit: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/projects/route28-widening.
Route 28 Widening Project
Design Public Hearing Set for Sept. 23; Comments Due Oct. 7, 2019
Route 28 Widening Project Map
FCDOT will hold a Design Public Hearing for the Route 28 Widening Project on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, 6:30 – 9 p.m., in the cafeteria of Centreville Elementary School, 14330 Green Trails Blvd., Centreville. A formal presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Comments will be due Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.
Public Notice – Fairfax County Times, Aug. 23-25 (See “Classifieds,” Page B-6)
FCDOT ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need this information in an alternate format or would like to request reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711. Requests for assistance must be received at least 7 business days in advance of an event.
Categorical Exclusion: Comment Deadline Sept. 25, 2019
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 23 CFR 771, a Categorical Exclusion (CE) was prepared in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) for the project. The CE was submitted to VDOT on July 15 and on FWHA found the Draft NEPA Documentation to be acceptable to support the original Categorical Exclusion determination on July 19, 2019.
Summaries of the technical documentation on historical resources, the preliminary noise analysis and correspondence are posted below:
B-02 Phase I Final Draft Report Abstract
B-03 VDHR Archaeology Report Letter
B-04 Transmittal VDHR Historic Architecture Letter
B-06 VDHR Historic Architecture Letter
B-08 Determination of No Adverse Effect and Concurrence
F-01 Route 28 Noise Report – Dec. 17, 2018
Full copies of the technical documents are available for review at the Fairfax County Department of Transportation office in Fairfax and will be available at the design public hearing on Sept. 23. The CE and all supporting technical documents are available for review at the Fairfax County Department of Transportation office located at 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, Fairfax Virginia 22033. Please call ahead at 703-877-5600, TTY 711, to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions. Copies will also be available for review at the Design Public Hearing on September 23, 2019.
Submit your written comments about the environmental document by September 25, 2019 to Jim Beall, at the address noted above, or by using the red feedback form at the bottom of this page.
Route 28 serves residential and business destinations from Remington in Fauquier County to Route 7 in Loudoun County, connecting Route 29, Route 234, I-66, Route 50, Dulles International Airport and Route 267 in between. The corridor has experienced increased congestion for many years, particularly in Prince William and Fairfax Counties south of I-66. To address this congestion, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) proposes widening Route 28 for a distance of approximately 2.3 miles from the existing bridge over Bull Run to the interchange at Route 29. The project includes:
widening the existing four lane roadway to six lanes;
adding additional lanes on side streets to improve intersections;
upgrading existing traffic signals;
removing selected unsignalized median crossovers (breaks);
improving bicycle and pedestrian connections and crossings, including new 10′ shared-use path on both sides of Route 28; and
installing Stormwater management facilities as required to meet State and County criteria.
The project was endorsed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors as part of the County’s Transportation Priorities Plan (TPP) on January 28, 2014 (Project ID#62).
Fairfax County and the D-B contractor will coordinate with property owners well in advance of construction. Work hours are set by VDOT and Fairfax County. Night work is likely. The D-B contractor will be required to maintain pedestrian and vehicular traffic and signals during construction. No lane closures will be allowed during peak travel hours.
Statements of Qualifications for the RT 28 Design-Build project were received from the following firms on May 24, 2019. FCDOT is evaluating these proposals and expects to short list three firms by July 14, 2019.