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.
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.
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
Two single-lane roundabouts at the eastern and western entrances to Hillsboro to slow incoming traffic and mitigate traffic congestion
Traffic-calming raised and at-grade crosswalks and a connected sidewalk system to provide pedestrian safety
Multi-modal paths and trails to facilitate safe bike/pedestrian access throughout Hillsboro connecting to key civic institutions, businesses and historic assets
More than 50 safe, on-street parking spaces
Extensive streetscaping with native plant species and restoration of the historic—and traffic-calming—tree canopy
Utilization of durable and historically context-sensitive materials
Development of an Eastern Roundabout
Development of a Western Roundabout
Interior Corridor Development with Streetscaping, Sidewalks, Crosswalks and Native Planting
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
A new safe municipal drinking water system, including a new well, storage tanks, treatment and distribution main, meters and service laterals
Burial of all overhead utilities
Installation of Town-owned, low-intensity, adaptable smart-sky LED pedestrian lighting system
Installation of sanitary sewer main and laterals
Construction of a subsurface stormwater management system
Installation of Town-owned communications conduit
Undergrounding of Overhead Utilities
Safe Drinking Water Source & System
Wastewater Management System
Subsurface Stormwater System
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