CEREMONY: AIR & SPACE MUSEUM PARKWAY OPEN TO TRAFFIC
5, 2003, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Route
28 Corridor Improvements, LLC (Route 28, LLC) welcomed Fairfax County
officials and Route 28 Landowners' Advisory Board members for an
official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Air & Space Museum
Parkway (formerly Barnsfield Road) Interchange. This ceremony celebrated
the substantial completion of construction activities on the first
of six interchanges constructed
on Route 28 under Virginia’s Public-Private Transportation Act.
Interchange brings traffic from Route 28 to the Smithsonian's new
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (Air & Space Museum) at Dulles Airport.
The Museum officially opened to the public on December 15, 2003.
The Interchange opened both Phase I and Phase II to traffic; Phase
I was completed on schedule and Phase II was completed approximately
four months ahead of schedule. This enabled the entire Interchange
to be substantially complete for the opening of the Museum.
included: Tom Farley of VDOT; Michael Post of Shirley Contracting,
LLC; Laurey Millspaugh of the Route 28 Landowners' Advisory Board;
Kate Hanley, Chairman of the Fairfax County Supervisors; Hobie Mictchell
of the Commonwealth Transportation Board; and Virginia Delegate
Richard C. Black (R-32).
North on Route 28 in Loudoun County, work is continuing on schedule
on both of the Interchanges at Route 606 (Old Ox Road) and Route
625 (Waxpool & Church Roads). The Interchange at Westfields
Boulevard in Fairfax County is expected to break ground on schedule
in the Spring of 2004.
the Fall of 2002, VDOT signed a Comprehensive 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
ten interchanges and widening Route 28 to eight lanes. Dewberry
and Davis, LLC is engineering the project.
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.