Route 28 Traffic Crunch

Heavy traffic at Hwy 28 south and Machen Rd in this 2017 file photo.

Prince William County, in conjunction with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, will host a virtual informational session regarding the Route 28 Bypass project on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

This approximately $300 million infrastructure project, one of the largest in the history of Prince William County, will reduce traffic congestion, improve travel reliability and address other transportation challenges in the area.

The meeting will inform residents of both counties about the project background, efforts to date, and the current status, focusing on proposed concepts for the Route 28 Bypass connection and tie-in point to the existing Route 28 in Fairfax County.

The Prince William County Department of Transportation (PWCDOT) will host information sessions on the broader Route 28 Bypass project and address topics specific to Prince William County in the near future.

The public is invited to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation and to provide feedback.

The project team will record the meeting and presentation and post them on the project webpage.

Meeting Registration Information

Register to attend the Route 28 Virtual Meeting.

Dial In: +1-415-655-0001 | Access code: 180 932 8746

Comments Due Monday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m.

To submit comments, questions or feedback, please contact PWCDOT:

Via email to Paolo Belita, Project Manager,

In writing to:

Department of Transportation

Prince William County

5 County Complex Court

Prince William, VA 22192

By phone: 703-792-6273


(4) comments


We are just going to talk this to death, nothing will happen in this lifetime.

Allen Muchnick

I hope that is true for this Bypass, because it's a counterproductive and environmentally destructive project that ignores more effective and less costly alternatives for improving Route 28 (see ).


300 million for road projects, 91 million for Omniride? Maybe someone can tell them Covid changed things. Schools and small businesses are what's need fixing now. These supervisors are lost.

Allen Muchnick

The Route 28 Bypass is largely the legacy of former Coles District Supervisor Martin Nohe. In September, five members of the current BOCS voted not to kill this Bypass immediately, after the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) chairperson made it clear that Prince William County would likely soon lose the $89 million in NVTA money that had been previously allocated to design and build this Bypass.

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