Wednesday, October 11, 2017
After more than two years of construction, roadway widenings along State Route 28 are complete in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.
Leaders from the Virginia Department of Transportation, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun County Boards of Supervisors, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Route 28 Highway Transportation Improvement District and Virginia General Assembly joined together to celebrate the congestion-relieving milestone with a ribbon cutting event in Herndon that overlooked the highway on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
“I’m loving hearing this highway behind me; hearing the traffic behind me whoosh, whoosh, whoosh,” said Supervisor Sharon Bulova, who is chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, during the ceremony. “It is moving along freely and without being congested.”
In Fairfax County:
A fourth lane was added to Route 28 North from McLearen Road to the Dulles Toll Road; and
A fourth lane was added to Route 28 South from the Dulles Toll Road to Route 50.
In Loudoun County:
- A fourth lane was added to Route 28 South from Sterling Boulevard to the Dulles Toll Road.
THE ROAD WIDENINGS made to this part of the highway were administered by VDOT with construction work funded by $43.5 million from the NVTA. Design for these projects was funded by the Route 28 Highway Transportation Improvement District.
The NVTA is funding more than $113 million in transportation projects along the Route 28 Corridor with assistance from the tax district, which was formed in Fairfax and Loudoun counties to finance improvements.
“The Route 28 Corridor continues to be one of northern Virginia’s busiest roadways and it’s important that we continue to invest in this important corridor,” Bulova said.
State Route 28, which connects State Route 7 in eastern Loudoun County to U.S. Route 50 and Interstate Highway 66 in western Fairfax County, running approximately parallel to the county's eastern border. State Route 28 provides access to Dulles International Airport, along with the Dulles Access Road, which connects the Capital Beltway to Dulles Airport, and the Dulles Greenway, which provides highway access into central Loudoun County.