April 15, 2004

On April 15, 2004, 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 groundbreaking ceremony for the Westfields Boulevard Interchange. This ceremony was held to celebrate the beginning of construction activities for the fourth of six interchanges being constructed on Route 28 under Virginia’s Public-Private Transportation Act.

Speakers included: Tom Farley of VDOT; Michael Post of Shirley Contracting, LLC; Laurey Millspaugh, Chairman of the Route 28 Landowners' Advisory Board; William Keech of the Route 28 Landowners' Advisory Board and the Westfields Corporate Center; and Fairfax County Supervisor Michael Frey (R-Sully).

The current at-grade intersection at Route 28 and Wesfields Boulevard is being replaced with a full cloverleaf interchange and a four-lane bridge to carry Westfields Boulevard traffic over Route 28. The interchange will be free-flowing in all directions, and is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2005.

Further North on Route 28 in Fairfax County, work is substantially complete on the Interchange at the Air and Space Museum Parkway (formerly Barnsfield Road). In Loudoun County, work is progressing on both the Interchanges at Route 606 (Old Ox Road) and Route 625 (Waxpool & Church Roads).

In 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.

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.

Please click here to view photographs of the Groundbreaking Ceremony.

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