Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 8, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: MORE BLASTING ON THE ROUTE 221 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY EXPECTED
SALEM – More blasting is scheduled on the Route 221 construction project in Roanoke County this week. 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 on Thursday, Feb. 10 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.
This work is tentative and could be adjusted depending on weather and work schedule.
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