Hillsboro Set To Award $14M Rt. 9 Contract

After years of planning and months of reworking schematics, the Town of Hillsboro on Tuesday announced that it had selected the Archer Western Corp. to carry out its Rt. 9 traffic calming project.

Archer, a part of the Walsh Group construction firm, was the lowest of three bidders on the project. The formal contract award is contingent on a Town Council vote of approval scheduled for this Wednesday night. Mayor Roger Vance said the town would officially award Archer the $14.33 million contract next week.

“We’re really excited,” Vance said. “It’s a great feeling to be ready to go—we are now in the mode of execution.”

The contract award will kick off a year-long construction project that will require local and regional traffic down detours during 2020—detours that many residents still oppose.

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