Route 28 Corridor Improvements, LLC, led by Shirley Contracting Company and Clark Construction Group began construction Nov. 1 on the Sterling Boulevard interchange Ñ the sixth interchange to be constructed by the team along the Route 28 Corridor. The ground-breaking ceremony took place at the Route 28 and Sterling Boulevard intersection at 8:30 a.m.
Dennis Morrison with the Virginia Department of Transportation kicked off the ceremony and introduced area officials supporting the project, which included Virginia State Del. Dick Black (R-32); Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling); and Route 28 Tax District Advisory Board Member Laurence "Laurie" Millspaugh.
In 2002, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), signed a comprehensive agreement with Shirley and Clark to develop, design and construct six high-capacity grade-separated interchanges on Route 28 in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. The agreement provides a combined commitment of $200 million in mobility and safety improvements to the corridor over four years. More than 100,000 cars a day use the segment of Route 28 just north of the Dulles Toll Road. By 2012, transportation officials estimate that segment will carry 200,000 cars a day. Slated for a spring 2007 completion, the partial cloverleaf Sterling Boulevard interchange is the last to be constructed of the six interchanges originally funded by the agreement. Four additional interchanges proposed along the corridor are still unfunded. Once these are complete, 15 signalized intersections will have been removed along the corridor as a result of the project.