Construction crews begin work to pave over Allder School Road outside of Round Hill in western Loudoun.
The road dates back to the late 1700s. About 8,300 feet of Allder School Road between Woodgrove Road to Hillsboro Road will be improved for high-traffic loads.
The scope includes a new bridge over the south fork of the Catoctin Creek, undergrounding of utilities, drainage improvements and a roundabout at the intersection of Allder School Road and Short Hill Road.
The total cost of the project is $8.3 million. Construction is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2019.
Loudoun is home to about 300 miles of gravel roads that show the migration, settlement and travel patterns of the county’s early populations.