Snickersville Turnpike Association - Latest News!
2017 VDOT Gravel Road Project
- See Details & Schedule as PDF Document
* Snickersville Turnpike named "Best Road in Loudoun 2017" - Again!
- Loudoun Times Mirror article
The Snickersville Turnpike has been named the "Best Road in Loudoun" for 2016 by the readers of Loudoun Times Mirror! This marks several years in a row for the Turnpike to win this award.
Thanks to those who voted!
This Might Be The Most Breathtaking Drive In All Of Virginia
Only In Your State article.
A dash of education has been added to historic Snickersville Turnpike in western Loudoun
Loudoun Times Mirror article.
* The Pike is Getting a Facelift!
Milling and re-paving by VDOT starts April 26th beginning at the Aldie end.
* STA Places Additional Historical Markers Along the pike
* Hibbs Bridge added to the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.
Built by the Snickers Gap Turnpike Company in 1829, Hibbs Bridge is one of only a few remaining stone arch bridges in Virginia and is the third oldest in Loudoun County. In addition to its architectural significance, the bridge was recognized for its association with the Snickers Gap Turnpike, one of the earliest operational turnpikes in the United States and a Virginia byway.
The recognition comes two decades after the Virginia Department of Transportation in 1990 announced plans replace the bridge, which engineers considered unsafe and inadequate. For the next 17 years area residents, joined together as Snickersville Turnpike Association, pressed local and state leaders to preserve and restore the bridge.
In 2007, an extensive rehabilitation project that retained the structure's historic character was completed. The original dimensions were observed, the roadbed above the two barrel arches was strengthened while retaining the bridge's "hump" feature.
"We are proud to have Hibbs Bridge recognized by our state and our nation," STA Chairman Henry Plaster said in announcing the action. "Both designations secure the historical significance of Hibbs in perpetuity, helping ensure its use and enjoyment for another 180 years."