The Town of Hillsboro has announced a temporary travel pattern through the Route 9 (Charles Town Pike) work zone for the Thanksgiving holiday that will allow limited westbound-only travel through the Town beginning Wednesday, November 25 at 2 p.m. until Sunday, November 29 at 7 p.m.
Charles Town Pike within the Town will be closed to all travel each day at 7 p.m. and reopen at 7 a.m. the following day. No eastbound travel is permitted during this period. The local and regional detours remain in effect.
ReThink9 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Pattern:
Wednesday, Nov. 25—4 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EASTBOUND-ONLY OPEN
Wednesday, Nov. 25—2 p.m. to 7 p.m. WESTBOUND-ONLY OPEN
Thursday, Nov. 26—7 a.m. to 7 p.m. WESTBOUND-ONLY OPEN
Friday, Nov. 27—7 a.m. to 7 p.m. WESTBOUND-ONLY OPEN
Saturday, Nov. 28—7 a.m. to 7 p.m. WESTBOUND-ONLY OPEN
Sunday, Nov. 29—7 a.m. to 7 p.m. WESTBOUND-ONLY OPEN
Hillsboro Mayor and ReThink9 Project Manager Roger Vance said the traffic pattern modification is to accommodate typical holiday travel patterns and the anticipated influx of visitors to Hillsboro’s area attractions. “Safety remains our top priority,” Vance said. “While VDOT expects somewhat lighter holiday traffic because of COVID-19, we recognize Route 9 will be a major route for motorists leaving the area—especially on Wednesday evening. Then, opening to limited, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. westbound-only travel through the work zone Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, we are providing easier access to our area businesses and attractions.”
According to ReThink9 Construction Manager, Matt Weaver, intermediate layers of asphalt applied through the work zone will provide a smoother ride, but motorists must still use caution. “They will follow a single lane defined by barrels with a 10-mph speed limit and will encounter temporary speed controls and additional law enforcement to ensure safety for residents, pedestrians and fellow motorists,” Weaver said.