Franklin Park Trail and Main Street Enhancement Project

UPDATE (March 11): Work Completed & Water Service Restored at 1:00PM
Preliminary work begins on E. Loudoun Street
Preliminary work begins on E. Loudoun Street

UPDATE (March 11): Work on the new stormwater structures scheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2021 has been completed and water service was restored to customers in the Lake Point, Newberry Crossing, and Falls Place communities at 1:00PM today.

Unlike with previous water outages after flushing lines, emergency repairs or valve installations, this water outage should not cause extra debris in the lines (brown water). However, if you experience any water clarity problems, please do not hesitate to flush your water faucets, or run your tub. Keep in mind it will naturally clear up and it does not pose a health issue.

Now that work on this section of the project has been completed, the construction project will be heading west towards Main Street, where there will be two additional water outage events scheduled (as the contractor gets closer to the target locations the date will be announced). However, the next two water outage events will not impact Lake Point, Falls Place, or Newberry Crossing.

Project Update (October 27, 2020): Work on the County’s Franklin Park Trail and the Main Street Enhancements Project is progressing according to plan.

The contractor, Highway and Safety Services, Inc. (HSS), has been busy over the last several weeks securing the construction zone on E. Loudoun Street with silt fencing and safety fencing, and removing needed landscaping, shrubs and trees in the construction zone. Over the next three weeks, they will be test pitting to locate utilities and preparing to relocate some of the waterlines in order to begin the installation of storm sewer for this phase of the project. There may be some interruption in water services during this period but residents and businesses will be notified in advance for any planned outages. During this period, there will be single lane closures with flagging operations.

In addition to the work in the Town of Round Hill, HSS has been busy installing the trail connection from Franklin Park (near the pool) to Lakefield Road.

Work is scheduled to continue over the winter months and through the end of 2021 with storm water and pedestrian safety improvements on E. Loudoun and Main Street and the completion of the trail. 

This project will construct a shared-use path that will link the center of Round Hill to Franklin Park, this link will consist of concrete sidewalks along both sides of E. Loudoun Street to Main Street to the location of the former W&OD railroad station. Additional Main Street enhancements and E. Loudoun Street include curbs, curb ramps, retaining walls and a new storm drainage system. When the project is completed, pedestrian connectivity between Round Hill and Franklin Park will be established, and pedestrian access and safety along East Loudoun Street and Main Street will be improved. 

More information, including a link to sign up for updates on the project, can be found at loudoun.gov/roundhilltrail.

Project Background

After 20 years on the books, construction of the Franklin Park Trail and the Main Street Enhancement Project finally began the week of Augugust 17, 2020. These two projects will be connected to create a single pedestrian-friendly path to Franklin Park, including:

  • Construction of approximately 1,000 feet of sidewalk along Main Street from Loudoun Street to North of High Street.
  • Safety elements (ramps and striping), curbing, drainage improvements, designated parking, and streetscaping.

The project is scheduled to be completed over an 18-month period (August 2020 to January 2022) but dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

This $3.5 million project includes a variety of funding sources: the Virginia Department of Transportation/Federal Grant, Loudoun County Capital Improvement Plan Funding, Round Hill Transportation Fund Proffers, Town General Reserves, Town Proffers (Street Lights), and Utility Reserves. In addition, Loudoun County will be providing in-house staff support for procurement, finance, and project management. 

Regular updates will be provided on this page as the project moves forward. For more information about the project, please visit the Town's Main Street Enhancement and Franklin Park Trails Project and the Loudoun County Round Hill to Franklin Park Trail website.  

Upcoming Work Scheduled (September-December 2020)

  • The contractor, Highway and Safety Services, LLC, (HHS) began construction in Franklin Park and around Lakefield Road in September.
  • HHS began preliminary work on East Loudoun Street in September and work on the test pits, relocation of a short section of water line, and stormwater work on E. Loudoun Street began in October and will continue in November. 
  • Work on Main Street is scheduled to begin in December.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

During this project, the County of Loudoun and Town of Round Hill will have staff available to assist with any problems or emergencies after hours that may be created by the construction activities related to these projects.

For Project component located in the Town of Round Hill or related to Water or Sewer Service, please call:

Primary Contact
Robert Lohr
Town of Round Hill Project Manager
540-454-3636 (Cell)
rlohr@roundhillva.org

Secondary Contact
Melissa Hynes
Town Administrator
571-329-8120 (Cell)
mhynes@roundhillva.org

For Project component located in the County and in Franklin Park, please call:

Edward delRio
Loudoun County Project Manager
571-271-7093
Edward.delRio@loudoun.gov