CEREMONY FOR THE INTERCHANGES AT ROUTE 625 AND ROUTE 606
2003; For Immediate Release
On May 19, 2003, the Virginia
Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Route 28 Corridor Improvements,
LLC (Route 28, LLC) welcomed Loudoun County officials, Route 28
Landowners' Advisory Board members, and Virginia members of the
House of Representatives for an official groundbreaking ceremony
at the old First Union Bank site to mark the beginning of construction
activities for two of the interchanges being
constructed on Route 28 under Virginia’s Public-Private Transportation
625 and Route 606. Three
of the six interchanges included in this phase of the project are
now under construction.
Speakers included: John
DePasquale of VDOT, Michael E. Post of Shirley Contracting, LLC,
Del. Dick Black (R-32nd), Laurey Millspaugh of the Route 28 Landowners'
Advisory Board, Hobie Mitchell of the Commonwealth Transportation
Board, and Chairman Scott York of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
at Route 28 and Route 625 is being replaced with a partial cloverleaf,
including a four-lane bridge to carry Route 625 traffic over Route
28 and a flyover ramp from northbound Route 28 to westbound Route
625. Construction started in March to widen the bridge over Broad
Run from four to six lanes. A major improvement for bicyclists will
include a bridge carrying Route 625 over the W&OD trail. The interchange
will be completed in fall 2005.
at Route 28 and Route 606 is being replaced with a full cloverleaf
interchange and a four-lane bridge to carry Route 606 traffic over
Route 28. The interchange will be completed by early 2005.
on Route 28 in Fairfax County, work continues on the interchange
at Air and Space Museum Parkway (formerly Barnsfield Road). VDOT
is building the interchange roads into the Museum and will complete
them this fall. Route 28, LLC will complete the four-lane bridge
over Route 28 and the new entrance to Sully Historic Site next spring.
Last fall, VDOT
signed an agreement with Route 28, LLC comprised of The Clark Construction
Group, Inc. and Shirley Contracting Company to develop, design and
build six grade-separated interchanges. Ultimate plans call for
construction of a total of 10 interchanges and widening Route 28
to eight lanes.
Route 28, LLC
is responsible for right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation,
site development, design and construction services. The Route 28
Tax District is providing 75 percent of the cost of improvements
in the corridor through special tax collections.
click here to view photographs of the Groundbreaking Ceremony.