Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by DAD4, Dec 19, 2004.
too bad its only part of it.. but if it follows the old ox interchange.. the other ramps started opening quickly..
well.... the cloverleaf works fine.... They dont even need the flyaway lane (shouldn't that be done by now??) =) Though I notice people are almost in a panic still, after a few months, on the waxpool -> 28 south onramp.... that lane is always backed up for no apparent reason other than inability to merge at the collosal speed of 40mph it seems. It takes almost as long to get through that as the old 2 right-turn lanes. I can understand people getting used to the new cloverleaf for waxpool.... Perhaps it's all of the orange cones which seem to make people slow down to a crawl, kind of like a broken down car on the side of the road, flashing lights, etc.
I enjoyed watching all the idiots that ignored the gigantic flashing 'COMMERCIAL RD. CLOSED, NO THROUGH TRAFFIC' sign and tried to get on 28 that way. On second thought, no I didn't, as it took me 10 min to get out of Wegmans as I sat there and watched while they did U turns and blocked the intersections.
A lot of people missed the signs for the new turn for Waxpool too. Saw hugh line of cars doing U-turns by the W&OD parking lot.
Yah, I didn't want to blast them too...
So what is the procedure now for going straight across 28 from Waxpool to Church Road? When I traveled the new route yesterday to Dulles Town Center, I wasn't sure how one would now get to Crest books which I think is one of the best used bookstores in our area.
the flyover couldn't be completed until after they got rid of the traffic lights because the lights were right on the path -- at the right (or wrong) height. SO they did everything but the two segments that will rest on the support that will be right exactly where some of the lights were. bummer planning.
Here's an updated map, with details,
(I cannot believe that after all is said and done at this interchange, you will still have to wait at a stop light to turn left from Waxpool (Church) onto Route 28 North!)
It's gonna cause problems in the long run. Case in point, the 28 / 66 interchange. Going East requires a light b/c the could not do a full clover leaf due to a church. Anyone who's tried it a rush hour knows what a pain this design can be.
I don't think it will be that bad. I don't really think you can compare our little 'ol Waxpool/28 intersection with the big, bad 28/66 intersection.
Besides, the light to turn north on 28 will be a lot shorter than the old light used to be. Instead of having to stop and manage traffic coming from 4 directions, the light will only have to stop cars heading westbound on Church Road.
Never say never with this area. I know some "natives" who said the same thing about Centreville. I hear that there is gonna be a new shopping center built on the other side of 28 from the Car Max. That's going to put a strain on Church.
But what they put in is better then what it would have been if it was kept the same. If they extend Claiborne to 7 I'd be more inclined to go that way to Cascades/Sterling then by using waxpool/28.
I know its only been one rush hour but I see problems already brewing. The ramp from 28N to Waxpool was backed-up onto 28N because of the light at Pacific. At the end of the ramp there is a very short merge area where people from the ramp are trying to merge in and people trying to get to Pacific (Wegman's) are trying to merge "out".
Nevermind the fact that Waxpool/Farmwell/AFP was backed up to Ashburn Rd this morning. Again, the light at Pacific was the main culprit.
I'm afraid that we haven't seen anything yet. They are starting on "Dulles 28 Center" in the Summer: Barnes & Noble, etc... You think the light at Pacific is bad now? Just wait. I don't understand it - they close Commercial Drive off of 28 and add 100-plus stores and restaurants (not too mention an 18-hole golf course)!
Here's a link to the development website,
And a layout of the site:
It's only a matter of time before they need to put a cloverleaf at that intersection!
Stay on Waxpool and follow the signs!! You won't see a light until you reach the W&OD trail. Hopefully, they'll fix the old railroad underpass there soon, and the lights there will then disappear as the trail heads underneith the road.
Resident since 1999
O.K. I tried coming home north 28 to Waxpool tonight.
This is the first I've heard of this development. Ugh...once this goes in it's going to be unbearable getting around here. Only one vein into that place (Pacific)...genius planning.
How do you get to Waxpool from Northbound 28 now? I see the "ramp" for that is still under construction according to the map that was posted.
What a horrible PDF file... it's like they pasted a 300x300 pixel GIF and resized it to full page size... can't read crap!
Also, who else thinks we will have a surplus of hotel rooms with the 2 hotels near Beaumeade and then the one near Wegmans.... crazy!
I took 28 North to Waxpool home yesterday. It was awesome. No back up anywhere, just breezed right onto Waxpool. It was wonderful. I haven't had any problems with the new interchange.
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