The disruptions caused by construction in Middleburg over much of the year ahead will be, in a word or two . . . a pain . . . for local citizens, shoppers, tourists, friends, passers-through and perhaps, most of all, for the local business community.

When its over Middleburg will be a better place, with better water and sewer lines, better lighting, and hard as it might be to imagine, a more beautiful town center than ever.

During this difficult time our Town Council, Staff, Police Force and business community have pledged to work together to do their best to make the experience as painless as possible.

Please bear with us . . . and to whatever degree possible, pitch in and help us through the difficulties.

It will, we promise, be worth it.