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Route 28 (Catlett Road), Fauquier Co.

Reconstruction from Route 29 to Route 17

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction estimated to begin late 2017, dependent on funding

In Design

$7.84 million (Six-Year Improvement Program estimate)

Lengths and Limits
2.178 miles; from Route 29 (James Madison Highway) to Route 17 (Marsh Road)



Rob Strevell

Survey and Environmental Work

As preliminary engineering begins on this project, survey and environmental review crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are currently working along the Route 28 corridor. Their work will continue into spring 2015.

Project Background

The existing 2.178 miles of Route 28 (Catlett Road) between Route 29 and Route 17 in Fauquier County is primarily used to link two U.S. highways and provides access to residential subdivisions, and existing secondary roads. Fauquier County has placed improvements to this section of Route 28 as their #2 priority in 2013 and promotes increased use by bicyclists and pedestrians along Route 28 in the Bealeton Service District portion of the county’s Comprehensive Plan.

What Is Proposed?

This project proposes to reconstruct or upgrade sections of Route 28 to improve the level of service; establish turn lanes where appropriate; increase safety between vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists; and provide improved linkage between multiple classifications of roadways.

Project Costs

The latest estimated project costs from the 2015-20 Six-Year Improvement Program are as follows:

Total Cost: $7,841,300
Design and Engineering: $1,100,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $1,747,800
Construction: $4,993,500

The project is currently funded for Preliminary Engineering only.

These costs are preliminary planning estimates and are subject to change as the project develops. Cost estimates will be updated as the project progresses.

Route 28 Corridor Study

In 2012 Volkert Inc. conducted a corridor study along Route 28 in Fauquier. The study limits were from Route 29 to the Prince William County line. The study is linked below (due to the size it has been broken into multiple PDF files identified by page numbers).

Route 28 corridor study, pages 1-8

Route 28 corridor study, pages 9-23

Route 28 corridor study, pages 24-33

Route 28 corridor study, pages 34-43

Route 28 corridor study, pages 44-60

Route 28 corridor study, pages 61-75

Route 28 corridor study, pages 76-88

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Page last modified: Oct. 23, 2015