VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Kathleen Leonard

Mike Murphy


May 26, 2020

Route 28 Manassas Study Final Report Now Available
Learn about recommended improvements from Blooms Quarry Lane to the Fairfax County line

MANASSAS – The Virginia Department of Transportation has completed a study of potential safety and operational improvements for two miles of Route 28 (Centreville Road) between Blooms Quarry Lane and the Fairfax County line. The study’s recommended alternatives were developed in coordination with local partners and public input following two information meetings and online surveys since fall 2019.

The study’s short and long-term alternatives assessed congestion, safety and pedestrian accommodations. Of the options presented in the meetings and surveys, the set of improvements identified to provide the most benefits include:

  • Traffic signal timing optimization
  • A new median along the corridor to improve safety
  • A continuous sidewalk connection between the City of Manassas Park and Fairfax County
  • Signalized pedestrian crosswalks at Browns Lane, Spruce Street, Leland Road, and Yorkshire Lane
  • Restricted crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersections at Browns Lane, Maplewood Drive, Leland Road and Orchard Bridge Drive
  • A median U-turn (MUT) intersection at Yorkshire Lane

Collectively, these improvements aim to reduce crashes along the corridor by 40-50%, reduce congestion by 15-20% and provide pedestrian accommodations. 

The completion of this study sets the stage for proposed improvements that localities can pursue for funding for design and construction, and to consider including in their comprehensive plans. Please note that the study does not set schedules for design or construction.

This study was completed through VDOT’s Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program that aims to identify cost-effective measures to improve safety and reduce congestion.

The final report and more information on the study is available at virginiadot.org/centrevilleroadstudy.

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