Route 28 widening project set to be approved after delay

WASHINGTON — After previous efforts were delayed due to cost concerns, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors is set to approve a new round of widening on Virginia Route 28 near the Prince William Parkway next month.

The final contract to convert the four-lane stretch of road into a six-lane divided highway — from the Prince William Parkway interchange to Linton Hall Road — is worth $25.1 million.

Shirley Contracting will be responsible for completing final design and construction of the 1.4-mile stretch of Route 28, also known as Nokesville Road.

Actual construction would start in 2019 and the project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2021.

The board of supervisors is scheduled to approve the contract March 6, County Transportation Director Ric Canizales said.

This is the third phase of Prince William County’s Route 28 widening project. Phase two, which will result in four lanes from Fitzwater Drive to Vint Hill Road — is scheduled to be completed in late 2019.

Also under review are changes or a bypass farther north through the city of Manassas and Yorkshire area to the Fairfax County line.

At Interstate 66, the construction ramping up next month on two new toll lanes in each direction includes changes to eliminate traffic signals on Route 28.

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