Tenth Street Improvements - Roanoke
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Fairfax Avenue to Andrews Road and Andrews Road to Williamson 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, 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:
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 is anticipated to be 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 is expected to be underway in summer 2017 and completed in fall 2019.
Work is underway to improve a section of 10th Street from just south of Fairfax Avenue to just north of Andrews Road in the City of Roanoke. Lane closures may be in place at various locations throughout the project limits.
- Lane closures will be in place on Madison Avenue between 11th Street and 10th Street for sanitary sewer line installation. Flaggers will control traffic as needed. This project will continue until summer 2018.
- A section of 10th Street from Orange Ave. to Andrews Rd. will be closed to through traffic. This closure is necessary to allow for utility and grade work as well as work to build the new arch structure. Additional traffic impacts will include road closures to connecting side streets. Message boards will be in place on Orange Avenue advising motorists of the closure and detour signs will be in place directing traffic around the closure. Local traffic will have access to 10th street. The road closure and detour is scheduled to be in place until June of 2018.
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 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.