Provided by Prince William County Communications Office
The Prince William County Department of Transportation and the Prince William County Planning Office are collecting public input through a survey to help develop a multimodal corridor study for Route 28 in the Yorkshire area.
The county recently received an $80,000 grant from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Transportation Planning Board (TPB) to conduct the study. The study will examine how to implement and promote cost-effective alternatives that increase multimodal travel options, such as walking, biking and transit on a two-mile stretch of Route 28 between the Fairfax County line and the City of Manassas.
“The focus of the study is to look at transit, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. That could include transit amenities, such as bus pull-offs and/or shelters, or recommendations for closing gaps in the bicycle and pedestrian network,” said Bryce Barrett, who is the project lead with the county’s Department of Transportation. “Recommendations from this study will help develop future plans and strategies to ensure that there is adequate infrastructure to give residents a choice in how they want travel within the corridor.”
Those wishing to provide input through the survey, which will help with the development of the study, can do so here: Yorkshire Multimodal Corridor Study (pwcva.gov). The survey will close on Feb 29, 2024. In addition, an open house to discuss the project is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2024, at Yorkshire Elementary School, 7610 Old Centreville Road, Manassas.
“We’re really excited about this survey and getting public input. Yorkshire has a unique identity,” Barrett said. “It’s one of our gateway entrances to the county from both Fairfax and the City of Manassas. We know that this study will likely be a springboard into future planning studies in that corridor.”
In 2022, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors adopted the Prince William County 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which recognized Yorkshire as an activity center. The Comprehensive Plan identified future design standards for the Route 28 corridor to conform to the Comprehensive Plan’s Mobility chapter. The results of the multimodal corridor survey will then also help with the development of the Yorkshire small area plan. More information about the Comprehensive Plan and the recommended smart growth principles outlined in the plan can be found here.