Project Overview

Project Benefits for Residents, Visitors, Commuters

ReThink9 provides a range of benefits to motorists, visitors, businesses and area residents. The improved traffic flow will relieve congestion while the traffic calming features enhance safety. The streetscaping and multi-modal paths, combined with the infrastructure improvements will reclaim Hillsboro’s historic “Main Street,” provide economic opportunities for sustainability and long-term preservation.

RECLAIM

Hillsboro’s historic “Main Street” with creation of a safe vehicular, pedestrian and multi-modal environment

RELIEVE

congestion for residents, commuters and visitors through one of the region’s busiest commuter and tourist travel routes

REINVEST

in the town’s future with modern infrastructure of buried utilities, new drinking and stormwater systems and foundation for wastewater collection

REVITALIZE

Hillsboro as a pedestrian-safe and accessible community with sidewalks and multimodal trails

RECAPTURE

Hillsboro’s historic role as the hub to a robust agricultural region – and gateway to today’s growing tourist destination

RESTORE

to protect, maintain and make accessible one of the Commonwealth’s best preserved historic assets

RECLAIM

Hillsboro’s historic “Main Street” with creation fo safe vehicular, pedestrian and multi-modal environment

RELIEVE

congestion for residents, commuters and visitors through one of the region’s busiest commuter and tourist travel routes

REINVEST

in the town’s future with modern infrastructure of buried utilities, new drinking and stormwater systems and foundation for wastewater collection

REVITALIZE

Hillsboro as a pedestrian-safe and accessible community with sidewalks and multimodal trails

RECAPTURE

Hillsboro’s historic role as the hub to a robust agricultural region – and gateway to today’s growing tourist destination

RESTORE

to protect, maintain and make accessible one of the Commonwealth’s best preserved historic assets

Traffic Calming and Infrastructure Solutions

ReThink9 is a multi-faceted road and infrastructure project that will calm traffic, reduce congestion and improve pedestrian safety on Route 9 through Hillsboro, as well as bury overhead utilities, provide stormwater management and drinking water and wastewater improvements.

By constructing all project components at one time, the Town of Hillsboro is reducing costs to taxpayers and significantly reducing impacts to traffic, residents and businesses during construction.

Project Location

 

The ReThink9 project is on Virginia Route 9 (Charles Town Pike) in the historic Town of Hillsboro, the 0.70 miles west of Rt. 719 (Stony Point Road) to Rt. 690N (Mountain Road).

The Town of Hillsboro is located in Loudoun County, Virginia, 12 miles northwest from Leesburg, approximately 50 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., and 12 miles east of Charles Town, West Virginia.

Innovative Route 9 Solutions

With an exponential growth in traffic on Route 9 through the heart of the Town of Hillsboro in the 1990s, the Town faced an existential threat to its viability and identified a vital need for a traffic-calming solution. It was through a grassroots effort and intense citizen engagement that the ReThink9 traffic-calming project was conceived and developed. This ambitious, multi-stage, Town-managed project will provide a safer traffic corridor for residents, visitors and thousands of daily commuters. The project also will establish multi-use paths connecting key sites in and around the Town.

Route 9 Project Features

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Two single-lane roundabouts at the eastern and western entrances to Hillsboro to slow incoming traffic and mitigate traffic congestion

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Traffic-calming raised and at-grade crosswalks and a connected sidewalk system to provide pedestrian safety

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Multi-modal paths and trails to facilitate safe bike/pedestrian access throughout Hillsboro connecting to key civic institutions, businesses and historic assets

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More than 50 safe, on-street parking spaces

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Extensive streetscaping with native plant species and restoration of the historic—and traffic-calming—tree canopy

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Utilization of durable and historically context-sensitive materials

Construction Elements

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Development of an Eastern Roundabout

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Development of a Western Roundabout

3

Interior Corridor Development with Streetscaping, Sidewalks, Crosswalks and Native Planting

4

Regional and Local Detours

Hillsboro Infrastructure Improvements

The Town of Hillsboro recognizes modern amenities are important to the prosperity and future of the historic town. Hillsboro will cost-effectively deliver a town-wide safe drinking water distribution system as well as introduce future-thinking infrastructure systems for wastewater and stormwater.

Infrastructure Project Features

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A new safe municipal drinking water system, including a new well,  storage tanks, treatment and distribution main, meters and service laterals

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Burial of all overhead utilities

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Installation of Town-owned, low-intensity, adaptable smart-sky LED pedestrian lighting system

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Installation of sanitary sewer main and laterals

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Construction of a subsurface stormwater management system

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Installation of Town-owned communications conduit

Infrastructure Improvements

1

Undergrounding of Overhead Utilities

2

Safe Drinking Water Source & System

3

Wastewater Management System

4

Subsurface Stormwater System

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Town of Hillsboro, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro, VA 20132

(540) 486-8001

info@rethink9.com