Improvements underway at Rt. 28 & I-66

logoThough it’s something of a mess right now, highway officials promise relief is on the way to the often-congested intersection of Route 28 southbound at the eastbound I-66.

Sully District Supervisor Michael Frey notes in an email to his constituents that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has started working on a project to extend the Route 28 southbound left-turn lanes to the I-66 eastbound ramps.

The extension of the turn lanes will provide additional capacity, enhance safety by getting stopped vehicles out of the through lane, and provide some congestion relief.  The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of this year, Frey said.

[wpgmza id=”1″]”Clearly, this is a temporary solution to the greater congestion problems at this intersection,” Frey said. “I’ve been working with Delegate Jim LeMunyon and Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton to construct the ultimate interchange at this location and monies have been allocated for the design of this project.”

In April of this year, VDOT held a public meeting to present two design options for the improvements.  The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is requesting that this project receive funds for construction as part of the VDOT Six-Year Plan.

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