December 17, 2001, the Board of Supervisors directed, by
resolution, that the Planning Commission conduct a public hearing
and provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding
the removal of the Route 28/17 Interchange from the Bealeton
Service District Transportation Plan, as contained in Chapter Ten
of the Comprehensive Plan.
Bealeton Service District Transportation Plan
(Map 10.3) is enclosed.
The Route 28/17 interchange for the marked rural principal
arterial and the interchange on Route 17 south of the rail line
(extension of Route 805), shown on the existing plan map, are
recommended for removal from the plan.
Note that the Citizen Committee service district plan
amendments for Bealeton, Opal and Remington are currently being
drafted, and will present a more comprehensive transportation plan
for Planning Commission and Board of Supervisorsí consideration
and action in 2002. In
the interim, removal of both interchanges is essential so Virginia
Department of Transportation (VDOT), property owners, and
developers clearly understand that neither facility is desired at
provided an assessment for the Route 28/17 intersection within
Bealeton, which is enclosed for Planning Commission reference.
Note that VDOT wants to complete the design and
construction of that interchange with $14+ million as part of the
approved Commonwealth Transportation Board Six-Year Plan.
The basic finding in the Kellerco assessment is that an
interchange is not warranted over the next twenty years.
Intersection improvements and the addition of lanes through
time would meet the peak hour traffic demands.
the $14+ million were available under current budgetary
constraints, there are other intersectional improvements along
Route 28, from the Prince William County line to Route 29, the
Opal Route 29/17 interchange, the Route 29/215 intersection and
Route 215 realignment, which warrant more attention at this time.
Note that the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution
recommending the elimination of the Route 28/17 interchange in
December of 2001, which was presented to the Commonwealth
Transportation Board (CTB). The
CTB did not remove the interchange.