Route 221 Improvements - Roanoke County
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Lengths and Limits
From Route 897 (Crystal Creek Drive) to Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road)
W.C. English, Inc. from Lynchburg
What's being done?
The Route 221 project will include widening Route 221 from two lanes to four lanes between Route 897 (Crystal Creek Drive) and Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road). The new four-lane road will have a six-foot grass median.
A designated left turn lane will be constructed from southbound Route 221 to Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road). A designated right turn lane will be added to Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road) onto Route 221 northbound.
In addition, Route 745 (Ran Lynn Drive) will be realigned with Route 221 and Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road). As part of the project, curves in this section of Route 221 will be eliminated.
Two new bridges will be built on Route 221 over Back Creek. The Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road) bridge over Back Creek will be replaced.
Construction is expected to start late in 2010 and is expected to be completed in summer 2013. Traffic impacts are expected to be limited, as the majority of the construction will take place outside of the existing roadway.