Elm Avenue Interchange Improvements - Roanoke
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
What's being proposed?
The I-581/Elm Avenue interchange improvement project in Roanoke is
designed to relieve congestion along Elm Avenue and its intersections,
including the northbound and southbound off-ramps from I-581.
In terms of construction, this will be accomplished by the addition of one lane to both off ramps from I-581 and extending the left turn lane in each direction on Elm Avenue. Consequently, extending the left turn lanes will require the widening of two bridges on Elm Avenue: the bridge over I-581 and the bridge over the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks. The existing substandard vertical clearance over I-581 will be addressed as part of this project.
Additional work to be performed by the design-builder includes:
• Reconstructing both Elm Avenue bridges
• Constructing retaining walls for ramp widening
• Acquiring right of way
• Relocating utilities within the project limits
• Milling and overlaying existing pavement
• Updating traffic signals and lighting
• Installing signs and pavement markings
• Installing drainage structures
• Developing storm water management facilities
• Providing traffic and sequencing for construction
• Installing erosion and sediment controls
The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded the project to design-build contractor, American Infrastructure - VA Inc. of Glen Allen in July 2012. The contract execution and notice to proceed were granted at the end of August 2012.
VDOT and design-build contractor American Infrastructure Inc. held a public information meeting to discuss the upcoming project to improve the Interstate 581 and Elm Avenue interchange in Roanoke.
The meeting was held on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Jackson Park Branch Library in Roanoke.