Tuesday, September 4, 2007

VDOT Begins Construction on Interchange at Route 28 and Nokes Boulevard

Last Thursday, the Virginia Department of Transportation, members of the Route 28 Corridor Improvements team and local officials broke ground on the Route 28 and Nokes Boulevard interchange in Loudoun County. It is the eighth of 10 interchanges that have been built or are underway as part of the Route 28 public-private partnership in Loudoun and Fairfax counties.

According to a VDOT press release, the $51.6 million design-build project will be completed in November 2009 and includes extending Pacific Boulevard for three-tenths of a mile to connect Severn Way with the interchange.

The original 14-mile widening of Route 28, from Route 7 in Loudoun County to I-66 in Fairfax County, began in 1987 and was completed in 1991. Route 28 was transformed form a two-lane road to a six-lane divided highway with interchanges at Routes 50, 7 and the Dulles Toll Road.

Funding for the Route 28 corridor is provided in a combination of public and private funds, with 75 percent of the corridor improvements supported by the Route 28 special tax district. State and County funds make up the remainder of the total cost of the project.

1 comment:

  1. I am new to the Louden County area and wonder about a few things. 1) why in the world is there a traffic signal instead of a yield sign for cars heading west onto Waxburn Road from the "Wegman's" shopping center. Especially, to enhance traffic flow during the holiday season, this system is turned off so traffic can flow better.

    2) Does the county have any plans for alternative exits/entrances to Route 28 and/or any plans for alternative north/south routes that parallel the 28. There sure seem to be a number of major thoroughfares that end suddenly without purpose.