Jason Bond 540-387-5493
March 31, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BLASTING SCHEDULED TODAY ON ROUTE 221 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY
More blasting is scheduled on the Route 221 construction project in Roanoke County today. The project will widen the section of Route 221 between its intersections with Route 897 (Crystal Creek Drive) and Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road).
The contractor tentatively plans to detonate another charge, today, Thursday, March 31, around mid-day near Route 221’s intersection with Route 745 (Ran Lynn Road).
Every effort will be made to minimize traffic disruptions and perform any blasting outside peak traffic times. However, traffic in the vicinity of each blast will have to be stopped for several minutes on Route 221, along adjacent roadways and at private entrances.
Signs and message boards will be in place to alert drivers to these traffic delays. Drivers should watch for flaggers and expect short-term delays.
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