Jason Bond 540-387-5493
April 21, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: 10th STREET CLOSURE IN ROANOKE SCHEDULED BETWEEN WILLAMSON ROAD AND ROUND HILL AVENUE BETWEEN WILLAMSON ROAD AND ROUND HILL AVENUE
Utility work is part of second 10th Street project
SALEM – Utility work on the next phase of construction on 10th Street in Roanoke will begin next week and continue for several weeks this spring.
A sewer line installation will require closures for through traffic on 10th Street a city block at time with the first closure planned for Tuesday, April 25, to close the section between Williamson Road and Road Hill Avenue.
The city block closures for through traffic will then continue south toward Andrews Road as the utility line work proceeds. Local traffic for homes and businesses will still be able to use 10th Street.
Message boards will be in place to alert motorists to the upcoming closures. Through traffic will need to seek alternate routes.
The utility work is part of a $10.7-million project to improve traffic flow and safety for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists along the 0.9-mile section of 10th Street from Andrews Road to Williamson Road. Work on the project will include reconstructing the two travel lanes and providing bicycle lanes, curb and gutter, and sidewalks.
Work on the project is expected to be underway in summer 2017 and completed in fall 2019.
A “Pardon our Dust” meeting for representatives from the Virginia Department of Transportation and the project contractor to discuss the project is being planned for Wednesday, May 17 at Villages at Lincoln Community Center located at 1801 Dunbar Street, NW, in Roanoke from 5 to 7 p.m.
This project is the second of two phases for improvements to 10th Street. Work on the first phase, a $12-million project from south of Fairfax Avenue to just north of Andrews Road, began in summer 2016 and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2018.
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