Mike Salmon 703-383-2850
May 4, 2009
NOKES BOULEVARD BRIDGE OVER ROUTE 28
Removing traffic signal will smooth traffic flow
In addition to the new interchange, a $3 million project is nearing completion to extend two lanes of Pacific Boulevard for nearly a half-mile, connecting Severn Way with Nokes Boulevard just west of the bridge. The traffic signal at Severn Way and Route 28 will be removed, and movements will be re-routed through the new interchange.
The Route 28 intersection at the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) parking lot and Steeplechase Drive will be modified to a right-in, right-out signalized access later this summer and will remain in place until the Atlantic Boulevard extension opens to traffic in 2010.
More improvements coming soon to Route 28 include:
- The new Willard Road bridge over Route 28 in Fairfax County will open to traffic in late June, eliminating the need for a traffic signal on Route 28.
- Construction will begin in spring 2010 to extend Atlantic Boulevard from Church Road to Magnolia Road over the W&OD trail.
Nokes Boulevard 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. The interchanges have been designed and constructed under a 2002 agreement VDOT signed with The Clark Construction Group Inc., Shirley Contracting Company LLC, and Dewberry.
The 10 interchanges are being built as part of a $300 million design-build contract under Virginia's Public-Private Transportation Act, which allows private entities to propose innovative solutions for designing, building, financing and operating transportation improvements. 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.
The construction schedule for the Route 28 interchanges follows.
Interchange Start Open to Traffic
Air & Space Museum Parkway Feb. 2003 December 2003
Waxpool Road Feb. 2003 December 2005
Old Ox Road May 2003 December 2004
Westfields Boulevard April 2004 October 2005
McLearen Road Spring 2005 June 2006
Sterling Boulevard Fall 2005 November 2007
Innovation Avenue (partial) Summer 2007 October 2007
Nokes Boulevard Summer 2007 May 2009
Willard Road Summer 2007 Summer 2009
Frying Pan Road Fall 2007 Fall 2009
Atlantic Blvd. Spring 2010 Late 2011
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