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Tenth Street Improvements - Roanoke

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
May 2016

Est Completion Date
Summer 2018

Fairfax Avenue to Andrews Road

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



Jim Henegar, P.E.

What is being proposed?

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 starts just south of Fairfax Avenue and extends 0.78 mile to just north of Andrews Road.  The second project will start at Andrews Road and extend 0.93 mile to Williamson Road.

The first construction project between Fairfax Avenue and Andrews Road was funded and began in May 2016.  The second project between Andrews Road and Williamson Road is an HB2 recommendation for inclusion in the FY2017 Six Year Plan. If adopted, the second project will be advertised in December 2016.

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

What will the work include?

The proposed project 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 purpose of this project is to improve the existing roadway to 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.

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.

Project Details

A brochure is available that describes details about the project. 

10th Street Improvement Project Brochure

A Powerpoint presentation was given to the public on May 24, 2016, that provided details of the project.

10th Street Improvement Project Presentation

What is the project timeline?

Phase One - Fairfax Avenue to Andrews Road
Began May 2016.

Phase Two - Andrews Road to Williamson Road
HB2 recommended for FY2017 Six Year Plan

A "Pardon Our Dust" Meeting to share information about the construction aspects and traffic impacts of the project was held on May 24, 2016.  

A public hearing was held on the 10th Street project in July 2009.

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