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  • I581 Elm Avenue overnight closures and traffic pattern changes

    I581 Elm Avenue overnight closures and traffic pattern changes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:15 GMT
    Parts of I581 near Elm Avenue are beginning to reopen after an overnight closure in the region.Tuesday night marked the first of four nights of overnight work needed to put a traffic switch in place on northbound and southbound I-581 at Elm Avenue.Overnight, the off-ramp leading from southbound I581 to Elm Avenue was closed-- that has since reopened with new pavement markings in place this morning.Starting today, the right lane of 581 southbound will open to traffic after being closed for mon...
    Parts of I581 near Elm Avenue are beginning to reopen after an overnight closure in the region.Tuesday night marked the first of four nights of overnight work needed to put a traffic switch in place on northbound and southbound I-581 at Elm Avenue.Overnight, the off-ramp leading from southbound I581 to Elm Avenue was closed-- that has since reopened with new pavement markings in place this morning.Starting today, the right lane of 581 southbound will open to traffic after being closed for mon...
  • Friday, May 16: Flood related road closures

    Friday, May 16: Flood related road closures

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:00 GMT
    Happy Friday!With all of the rain we've seen over the past several days, here's a look at some roads VDOT has reported could be facing some flooding this morning.Roanoke County: Route 622 near Bradshaw RoadRoute 623 at Verndale Drive (passable with care)Montgomery County:Route 622 near Alltree Trl; Bendemeer Rd; Bradshaw Rd; Carterdell Rd; Jensen Pl; Kidder Ln; Old Catawba Rd; Timer Rd; Travis Trl; Rt. 864N/SBotetourt County:
    Happy Friday!With all of the rain we've seen over the past several days, here's a look at some roads VDOT has reported could be facing some flooding this morning.Roanoke County: Route 622 near Bradshaw RoadRoute 623 at Verndale Drive (passable with care)Montgomery County:Route 622 near Alltree Trl; Bendemeer Rd; Bradshaw Rd; Carterdell Rd; Jensen Pl; Kidder Ln; Old Catawba Rd; Timer Rd; Travis Trl; Rt. 864N/SBotetourt County:
  • Downtown Roanoke Church Avenue closure

    Downtown Roanoke Church Avenue closure

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:13 GMT
    Starting today, Church Avenue will be closed between Market Street and Jefferson Street. Construction crews are currently working on the Hotel/Market Garage Construction Project. The closure will be in place until Friday, June 20.While the closures are in place, the Market Garage will only be accessible from Jefferson Street. No other garages or lots will be affected.
    Starting today, Church Avenue will be closed between Market Street and Jefferson Street. Construction crews are currently working on the Hotel/Market Garage Construction Project. The closure will be in place until Friday, June 20.While the closures are in place, the Market Garage will only be accessible from Jefferson Street. No other garages or lots will be affected.
  • Timesaver Traffic road closure: Tuesday, June 17

    Timesaver Traffic road closure: Tuesday, June 17

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:05 GMT
    Happy Tuesday to you-- several new road closures and potential delays to let you know about this morning.Surveying work on I81 in Botetourt County will have the potential for some delays today and tomorrow. I81 northbound between mile markers 168.7 and 169.7 will have lane closures in place between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Today the left lane will be closed, and tomorrow the right.Expect delays in Roanoke City over the next several days due to paving. Work will take place on Albemarle Avenue fro...
    Happy Tuesday to you-- several new road closures and potential delays to let you know about this morning.Surveying work on I81 in Botetourt County will have the potential for some delays today and tomorrow. I81 northbound between mile markers 168.7 and 169.7 will have lane closures in place between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Today the left lane will be closed, and tomorrow the right.Expect delays in Roanoke City over the next several days due to paving. Work will take place on Albemarle Avenue fro...
  • Timesaver Traffic closures and delays: Wednesday, June 18

    Timesaver Traffic closures and delays: Wednesday, June 18

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:57 GMT
    Good Wednesday morning-- many of the closures we've been talking about all week due to paving could still be a factor as you head out the door this morning.Surveying work on I81 in Botetourt County will have the potential for some delays today and tomorrow. I81 northbound between mile markers 168.7 and 169.7 will have lane closures in place between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Today theright lane will be closed.Expect delays in Roanoke City over the next several days due to paving. Work will take pl...
    Good Wednesday morning-- many of the closures we've been talking about all week due to paving could still be a factor as you head out the door this morning.Surveying work on I81 in Botetourt County will have the potential for some delays today and tomorrow. I81 northbound between mile markers 168.7 and 169.7 will have lane closures in place between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Today theright lane will be closed.Expect delays in Roanoke City over the next several days due to paving. Work will take pl...
  • Construction forces weekend road closures on I-81

    Construction forces weekend road closures on I-81

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:46 GMT
    Weather permitting, VDOT is planning a series of lane closures on I 81 this weekend.
    Weather permitting, VDOT is planning a series of lane closures on I 81 this weekend.
  • Downtown Roanoke streets closed for weekend events

    Downtown Roanoke streets closed for weekend events

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:45 GMT
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Several streets in Downtown Roanoke will be closed on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 for various events in the area.
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Several streets in Downtown Roanoke will be closed on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 for various events in the area.
  • UPDATE: Water main break on Orange Ave. causes lane collapse

    UPDATE: Water main break on Orange Ave. causes lane collapse

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:26 GMT
    Roanoke City Police are reporting that a water main break near the Sheetz at the intersection of Orange Ave. and Williamson Road has caused a portion of the westbound lane on Orange Avenue to collapse.
    Roanoke City Police are reporting that a water main break near the Sheetz at the intersection of Orange Ave. and Williamson Road has caused a portion of the westbound lane on Orange Avenue to collapse.
  • Turkey truck crash closes I-81 lanes in Botetourt County

    Turkey truck crash closes I-81 lanes in Botetourt County

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:24:55 GMT
    BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS) -- Part of northbound I-81 in Botetourt County is closed this morning after a tractor trailer crash involving a load of turkeys.
    BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS) -- Part of northbound I-81 in Botetourt County is closed this morning after a tractor trailer crash involving a load of turkeys.
  • Train derailment leads to Rt 21 closures in Wytheville

    Train derailment leads to Rt 21 closures in Wytheville

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:57:16 GMT
    WYTHEVILLE (WSLS)-- A train derailment just after 5 p.m. Monday night is still causing lane closures this morning.Route 21 near Old Stage Road is closed in both directions. There are detours in place. Southbound traffic is being rerouted onto Route 667 to Route 665 and back onto Route 21. Northbound traffic is being diverted onto Route 667.Expect delays in the area.
    WYTHEVILLE (WSLS)-- A train derailment just after 5 p.m. Monday night is still causing lane closures this morning.Route 21 near Old Stage Road is closed in both directions. There are detours in place. Southbound traffic is being rerouted onto Route 667 to Route 665 and back onto Route 21. Northbound traffic is being diverted onto Route 667.Expect delays in the area.
  • Failed retaining wall forces Giles Co Rt. 460 lane closures

    Failed retaining wall forces Giles Co Rt. 460 lane closures

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-07-14 09:34:23 GMT
    GILES COUNTY (WSLS)-- A failed retaining wall in Giles County has forced VDOT crews to close lanes on Route 460 between Route 61 and Route 643 (Stateline Road).The left westbound lane and left eastbound lane are closed through the one mile stretch known as "The Bluffs," between Rich Creek and Narrows. Crews are performing repairs on the damaged wall before the lanes can reopen.There's no exact time in place to reopen the lanes, but it is expected to be a long-term closure lasting at least sev...
    GILES COUNTY (WSLS)-- A failed retaining wall in Giles County has forced VDOT crews to close lanes on Route 460 between Route 61 and Route 643 (Stateline Road).The left westbound lane and left eastbound lane are closed through the one mile stretch known as "The Bluffs," between Rich Creek and Narrows. Crews are performing repairs on the damaged wall before the lanes can reopen.There's no exact time in place to reopen the lanes, but it is expected to be a long-term closure lasting at least sev...
  • Rockbridge County roadwork closes portions of Rt 39

    Rockbridge County roadwork closes portions of Rt 39

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-07-14 09:34:10 GMT
    ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY (WSLS)-- Construction on various portions of Route 39 (Maury River Road) will begin today, Monday, July 14.Route 39 will be closed daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various work sites in the Goshen Pass area. The road will be open to two-way traffic during times that crews are not working on the road.Work is expected to take about four weeks, weather permitting.
    ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY (WSLS)-- Construction on various portions of Route 39 (Maury River Road) will begin today, Monday, July 14.Route 39 will be closed daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various work sites in the Goshen Pass area. The road will be open to two-way traffic during times that crews are not working on the road.Work is expected to take about four weeks, weather permitting.
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