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Feb. 17, 2017
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR TENTH STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN ROANOKE
SALEM – The Commonwealth Transportation Board at its February 16 meeting in Richmond awarded a contract worth approximately $10.7 million to Charlottesville-based contractor Fielder’s Choice Enterprises for a project to improve traffic flow and safety for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists along the 0.9-mile section of Tenth Street in Roanoke 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.
Traffic signals are being added or replaced at Tenth Street’s intersections with Hunt Avenue and Williamson Road. Turn lanes will be added at the Tenth Street intersection with Hunt Avenue.
Work on the project is expected to be underway in summer 2017 and completed in fall 2019.
This project is the second of two phases for improvements to Tenth 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.
For more information on Tenth Street improvements, visit the project Web page at http://www.virginiadot.org/tenthstreet.
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