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Tenth Street Improvements - Roanoke

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
May 2016

Est Completion Date
Fall 2019

Fairfax Avenue to Andrews Road and Andrews Road to Williamson Road

22.5 million

Lengths and Limits
From: just south of Fairfax Avenue To: Williamson Road



Jim Henegar, P.E.

Project Description

Increasing traffic volumes and safety concerns for vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles have prompted VDOT and the City of Roanoke to pursue improving the section of 10th Street between Fairfax Avenue and Williamson Road.

Right of way was purchased and the improvements were divided into two separate construction projects.  The first project, phase one, starts just south of Fairfax Avenue and extends 0.78 mile to just north of Andrews Road.  The second project, phase two, will start at Andrews Road and extend 0.93 mile to Williamson Road.

Phase one of the project between Fairfax Avenue and Andrews Road was funded and began in May 2016.  Phase two of the project between Andrews Road and Williamson Road was awarded in February 2017.

On May 24, 2016, a public meeting was held about the project. The brochure and a presentation that were shared at this meeting are available below:  

10th Street Improvement Project Brochure

10th Street Improvement Project Presentation

To view a larger version of the plan below, click here.

Phase One: Fairfax Avenue and Andrews Road

Phase one is a $12-million project from south of Fairfax Avenue to just north of Andrews Road. This phase will improve the existing roadway, provide curb and gutter, sidewalks and bike lanes.  Additional improvements will focus on improving the safety and flow of traffic through the area while developing a bicycle/pedestrian friendly environment.  Lick Run and the Lick Run Greenway will pass through a concrete arch under 10th Street.

Improvements will widen the travel lanes and provide bicycle lanes, curb and gutter and sidewalks. Turn lanes will be added at 10th Street’s intersections with Hunt Avenue, Grayson Avenue and Orange Avenue.

The existing traffic signal at the intersection of Orange Avenue and 11th Street will be removed and left turn lanes added on Orange Avenue at the intersection with 10th Street.  Existing signal equipment along with 10th Street will be replaced.  Left turn lanes will be constructed along 10th Street at Orange Avenue, Grayson Avenue and Hunt Avenue.

Work began in summer 2016 and was completed in summer 2018.  

Phase Two: Andrews Road and Williamson Road

Phase two is a $10.7 million dollar project along the 0.9-mile section of Tenth Street in Roanoke from Andrews Road to Williamson Road. This phase of the project will improve traffic flow and safety for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Improvements will include reconstructing the two travel lanes and providing bicycle lanes, curb and gutter, and sidewalks. Traffic signals are also being added or replaced at Tenth Street’s intersections with Hunt Avenue and Williamson Road and turn lanes will be added at the Tenth Street intersection with Hunt Avenue.

Work on the project began in summer 2017 and is expected to be completed in fall 2019.

Traffic Impacts

Work is underway to improve sections of 10th Street. Lane closures may be in place at various locations throughout the project limits. Additional traffic impacts will include road closures to connecting side streets.  Message boards will be in place advising motorists of the closures and detour signs will be in place directing traffic around the closures. Local traffic will have access to 10th street. The road closures and detours are scheduled to be in place until June of 2018.

Project Timeline

Phase One - Fairfax Avenue to Andrews Road
Work began in May 2016.
Estimated completion in summer 2018. 

Phase Two - Andrews Road to Williamson Road
Work is scheduled to begin in summer 2017.
Estijmated completion in fall 2019.

  • May 2017 - A "Pardon Our Dust" meeting was held for Phase Two of the project.
  • May 2016 - A "Pardon Our Dust" Meeting to share information about the construction aspects and traffic impacts of the project was held. 
  • July 2009 - A public hearing was held on the 10th Street project.
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