Jason Bond 540-387-5493
March 7, 2011
VDOT HOLDS PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON ROUTE 11/460 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY
SALEM — The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting to share details regarding the $22.6 million road construction project that is currently underway to widen 2.1 miles of Route 11/460 (West Main Street) in Roanoke County. The section of Route 11/460 extends between the west corporate limits of Salem to 0.1 mile west of Route 830 (Technology Drive). Widening the road will eliminate a bottleneck on Route 11/460 between four lane sections.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at the Glenvar Library located at 3917 Daugherty Road in Salem. The public is invited to attend the “open house” style meeting at their convenience anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. No formal presentation will be made.
Information about the project and displays will be available for the public to review. Project representatives will be present to answer questions about construction time frames, traffic impacts and access to businesses.
The project entails widening the current two-lane section of Route 11/460 to a four-lane divided highway with a raised median and turn lanes. Work also will include constructing a 44-foot long bridge over Little Bear Rock Branch, adding sidewalks to tie into existing pedestrian routes around Fort Lewis Elementary School and providing a paved shoulder to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle traffic. In addition, the existing traffic signals at Alleghany Drive and Daugherty Drive will be replaced.
Work on the project is expected to be completed by fall 2013.
Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting may contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 540-387-5320 or TTY/TDD 711.
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