Construction Updates - April/May 2021
The Route 28 Widening Project is preparing to move into its next phase, with night work and single lane closures affecting the entire length of the project. Shirley Construction Company (SCC) plans to begin mill and overlay of the entire roadway on the evening of Sunday, May 2:
- Night work will be performed with temporary single lane closures under previously dictated lane closure restrictions and in accordance with the Virginia Work Area Protection Manual.
- No detours are proposed for this stage.
- No land disturbance or earthwork activities will occur.
- This work will continue for two to four weeks.
On completion of overlay, SCC will provide pavement striping and signing, generally as noted on the 90% Plans; then shift traffic and Install barriers as shown on the 90% plans. This will enable work to begin on new roadway construction as soon as final plans are approved, with minimal impact to traffic flow during peak commuting periods.
Providing this early mill and overlay advances the initial paving operations from the original schedule of Spring 2022. The advanced paving work will repair any existing potholes, reduces the possibility of further deteriorated asphalt, and seal the joint between the recently installed temporary shoulder pavement and existing pavement.
The first stage of construction, recently completed, included paving and strengthening portions of the existing shoulders along the entire length of the project, specifically:
- In the southern portion of the project, between the bridge over Bull Run and the intersection of Route 28 and Old Mill Road/Green Trails Boulevard, work was completed along the outside (right) shoulder in the southbound direction and along the median (left) shoulder in the northbound direction.
- In the northern portion of the project, between the intersection of Route 28 and Old Mill Road/Green Trails Boulevard and the interchange at Route 29, work will be completed on the outside (right) in both the southbound and northbound directions.
All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.
Prince William Bypass Information
Prince William County hosted a virtual information session on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at 7 p.m., to inform residents of both counties about the Route 28 Bypass Project, including proposed concepts for the Route 28 Bypass connection and tie-in point to existing Route 28 in Fairfax County. Details and meeting recording will be available at http://route28bypass.com/.