Route 9 Safety & Operational Study


  • The purpose of this project is to conduct a Safety and Operational Study (SOS) of Route 9 in Virginia, encompassing 13 miles from the West Virginia border to Route 7. The study will identify safety and traffic operational issues and present recommended solutions for consideration by the Board of Supervisors.
  • Throughout the study, public and focus group meetings will be held to capture local observations, perspectives and concerns along the corridor.
  • Route 9 is located in the rolling countryside in western Loudoun County; it serves farms and farm markets, equestrian facilities wineries and breweries, bed-and-breakfast facilities, and the historic Town of Hillsboro. 
  • The roadway is also a primary means of access between Maryland, West Virginia, and northwestern Loudoun, and is a key commuting route to and from Northern Virginia.
  • Recently, this 13-mile stretch of highway has seen increased traffic and crashes.  Between 2001 and 2018, traffic at Route 9 and Route 287 increased from an average of 13,000 to 18,000 vehicles per day. Between 2012 and 2016, 617 crashes were reported along Route 9, including five fatalities.
  • Currently, Loudoun County’s approved Capital Improvement Program contains several projects along or near the corridor; Route 7/287 Interchange Modifications, design and construction of a new interchange at Route 7/690, and the Route 9/287 roundabout. 
  • The Town of Hillsboro has planned a traffic calming, pedestrian safety, and infrastructure project, which includes construction of roundabouts on Route 9 at the intersections of Route 719 (Stony Point Road) and Route 690 (Hillsboro Road). Learn more about the Hillsboro project
  • Throughout the study period, public input and focus group meetings were held to gather input from the public Meeting materials, including participant questions and answers, are available below in Meeting Documents.
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