Boscawen Street Improvements Project

The City has been brainstorming ideas for ways to improve Boscawen Street:

  • Improve safety at the Loudoun Street intersection
  • Replace the road surface at the Loudoun Street intersection
  • Improve stormwater drainage

Since the Loudoun Street Mall was redeveloped in 2013, the pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Boscawen Street has increased immensely. The City is looking into ways to improve the area and is considering closing Boscawen Street from Indian Alley to Cameron and including that section as part of the pedestrian mall.

The FY18 approved budget includes $100,000 for design services for this project. Once the conceptual drawings are completed, the City will hold a public input open house (early 2018) to gather feedback from the community before presenting the project to Council for consideration.

More information will be posted when available.


Boscawen Street was originally called Water Street because of the road would often flood following rainstorms.

Water Street

Photo courtesy of the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society