NEWS RELEASE Contact: John Anzivino, Interim Town Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE firstname.lastname@example.org; 540-751-2354
Full Implementation of
33Rd Street/Country Club Drive/Glenmeade Circle
30 Day Traffic Pilot Delayed
PURCELLVILLE, Va. February 19, 2018 — Full implementation of the Town of Purcellville’s four (4) week pilot program to reduce and redirect traffic through the Country Club Drive/Catoctin Meadows neighborhood has been delayed until the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office completes review of an application for a Fire Code modification and public safety and fire and emergency medical service providers are notified of traffic pattern changes in the neighborhood by the County. While the placement of delineators, or temporary traffic diversion devices, near the eastern intersection of Glenmeade Circle and Country Club Drive allows for the delineators to be breached in extreme situations by emergency services vehicles, appropriate notification is necessary to ensure public safety providers are aware of the changes in traffic patterns initiated by the Town’s pilot program. In the absence of approval of the Code modification and until the County review process is complete, the Town will be initiating temporary measures in accordance with the approved pilot program utilizing Town Public Works and Police personnel to redirect traffic during morning and afternoon peak traffic periods, as identified by independently collected traffic data.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
Purcellville is an award-winning town of over 9,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 40 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 10th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is recognized as one of the safest towns in Virginia. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, Purcellville has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, entertainment, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.