The ReThink9 project takes up just 0.70 miles of Virginia Route 9 (Charles Town Pike), from Rt. 719 (Stony Point Road) to Rt. 690N (Mountain Road). Within the barely three-quarter mile work zone, this project has numerous active and visible safety measures in place:
- The project team is using 172 orange safety barrels—which delineate the drivable path around Eastern and Western roundabouts, mark the single-lane one-direction roadway through the work zone and protect equipment and installed materials throughout Town.
- There are also 11 barricades, also known as Type 3 barricades, in use at all times during construction and placed according to the Maintenance of Traffic plan to prohibit motorists from entering the work zone from the wrong direction or location.
- The barricades are also signed with 10 “ROAD CLOSED” black and white signs, highly visible and reflective to any approaching vehicle.
- There are also eight “WRONG WAY” red and white signs, positioned to be visible by eastbound motorists when the road is open for west only travel and flipped when the road opens for east only travel so westbound motorists know not to enter the single lane of travel.
- Along with Wrong Way notification, there are two “DO NOT ENTER” signs and three “ONE WAY” arrows to keep motorists moving in the right direction.
- There are seven “DETOUR” arrows placed at strategic signposts to direct motorists onto either the Regional or Local detour route.
- There are eight directional orange and black arrows facing right to direct motorists the proper way around a Roundabout. All traffic must flow counterclockwise—traffic enters to the right and yields to vehicles already in the Roundabout.
SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT FOR OUR WORKERS, RESIDENTS, PEDESTRIANS AND MOTORISTS.
Because the Town of Hillsboro continues to experience numerous instances of deliberate and unsafe actions by motorists—during and after the partial opening times—there is increased law enforcement presence. Moving barriers and ignoring ROAD CLOSED signs are traffic violations that will result in a summons issued by Virginia State Police and the Loudoun County Sheriff. Each ticket adds 3 points to your driving record.
THE TOWN OF HILLSBORO WILL NOT TOLERATE AGGRESSIVE DRIVING OR ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR DIRECTED AT OUR WORKERS, OUR RESIDENTS OR OTHER MOTORISTS.