About the Project

The Impact on My Community

There are many questions around how the Route 28 Bypass will affect the community. This section provides a look into all the materials that you might need as you understand the resources that are available to you.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions surrounding the Route 28 Bypass Project.

What is a Request for Proposal (RFP)?

A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a document that announces and provides details about a project. It also requests bids from contractors who will help complete the project.

What is the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)?

The United States Army Corps of Engineers is an engineer formation of the United States Army that has three primary mission areas: engineer regiment, military construction, and civil works.

My Community

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the design phase has been released, and is available on the Prince William County Procurement site.

We plan to select an Engineering Firm in early-2021.

The Request for Proposal will describe and clarify the criteria for selection.

As with any construction project, many factors can impact the timeline. As of Fall 2020, we anticipate that the Construction Phase will begin in 2025. The PWC DOT will update the project timeline as the design and engineering phase progresses.


The Prince William Board of County Supervisors is required to review and approve the final engineering design for the Route 28 Bypass as part of a Public Hearing.

PWC DOT will submit permits for the Route 28 Bypass to the US Army Corps of Engineers and several other agencies once substantial design is completed. It is expected that results regarding the permits will be released in late-2022/early-2023. This  joint permit application is required to determine impacts to wetlands within the project area, and will be evaluated by a number of agencies.

If the Army Corps of Engineers does not release the permit, the construction of the project along the current location cannot occur and will have to be reevaluated.

Yes, VDOT will have to approve certain design elements and permits as part of the project. VDOT will also be involved in the final design of the project. Once the project is completed, maintenance and ownership of the roadway will be handed over to VDOT.

Additional studies will be completed once an engineering firm is selected, as part of the Design and Engineering phase of this project. The analysis and findings from those studies will impact decisions made about the Route 28 bypass design. The findings will be published on route28bypass.com and shared in public meetings.

We are looking at FEMA guidelines and will consider all options to reduce the impacts of flooding as the Route 28 Bypass design moves forward which may include: relocating residents out of the flood zones and performing stream restoration to increase capacity. The PWC DOT will also be complete additional flood analysis by installing flood gauges in the area to address community concerns.

Yes, the Route 28 Bypass will include a shared use path along the length of the new roadway. The project provides the opportunity to connect Ben Lomond Park to 234 and beyond to eventually connect with the Broad Run trail corridor at Innovation Park.

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