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Jan 04

Trail Work Nearing Completion on Round Hill to Franklin Trail Project

Posted on January 4, 2022 at 9:58 AM by Heidi Kellum

Work on the Franklin Park Trail is nearing completion with all but two areas at Lakefield Road pending a connection. The trail work is part of the Round Hill to Franklin Park Trail construction project, currently in progress. The project includes the construction of sidewalks and a shared-use path (pedestrian and bicycle) from the center of the Town of Round Hill to Franklin Park in Western Loudoun County. Crews have begun stabilizing side slopes and ditch lines associated with the trail, which is currently 80% complete.

On E. Loudoun Street, crews are working to resolve a utility conflict before installing the remaining 60 linear feet of storm sewer pipe connecting E. Loudoun Street with the Main Street storm water infrastructure. Work to place storm sewers on the Main Street Improvements project is currently 70% complete.

Temporary pavement issues are being addressed by crews along E. Loudoun Street and Main Street to improve the driving surface while construction continues.   Drivers should proceed in these areas with caution until the end of the project, which is scheduled for Spring / Summer of 2022. 

This project will construct a shared-use path that will link the center of Round Hill to Franklin Park.  This link will include concrete sidewalks along both sides of E. Loudoun Street and 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 on the project page at