Little Town Tackles Infrastructure Upgrades

Officials in tiny Virginia hamlet doggedly willed a major infrastructure project to life.

Little Town Tackles Infrastructure Upgrades

Hillsboro (Virginia) Water Commissioner Claudia Forbes, Vice Mayor Amy Marasco, Mayor Roger Vance, Project Coordinator Alison Badger and Volkert Chief Inspector Jeffrey Shanks (from left) stand along the reconstructed Route 9 corridor in Hillsboro. (Photography by Noah Willman)

Established in 1752 in a gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Virginia, Hillsboro is a small and historic town known for its charming fieldstone buildings that tightly hug State Route 9.

But these days, the community — population approximately 120 and one of the state’s...

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