Route 28 and Wellington Road
|New overpass over the railroad in Manassas|
Project at a Glance
About the Project
Construction is under way on the Route 28 (Nokesville Road) bridge over Route 674 (Wellington Road) and the Norfolk Southern Railroad in the City of Manassas.
The overpass is designed to eliminate the at-grade railroad crossing which creates a danger for motorists and pedestrians.
The four-lane overpass will carry Nokesville Road/Center Street over Wellington Road and the Norfolk-Southern railroad tracks. The bridge and new ramps will span from Technology Drive to Cockrell Road, eliminating the need for vehicles to stop for trains which creates a bottleneck into Manassas. On a typical weekday, 20 trains ride the rails while about 23,500 vehicles, including 22 school buses, cross the tracks.
Separating the roadway from the railroad will allow more trains to move through the area each day and for those trains to travel at higher speeds. The allowable number of tracks will increase from one to three, improving Virginia Railway Express service and cargo access to northern Virginia.
The bridge is being constructed on a new alignment so that motorists will experience minimal disruptions during construction.
This project has long been a high priority for the City of Manassas. With nearly $20 million in federal stimulus dollars, the project was advanced by five years.
The project was originally scheduled to be complete in November 2012, but due to some unforeseen right of way and utility issues the project may not be complete until early 2013. The bridge is open to traffic in both directions, with the final portion of Wellington Road open by early next year.
Drivers can expect lane closures and delays on Route 28 and Wellington Road between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Project Number: (FO)0028-155-264, B603 (UPC# 93412)