City to begin repairs to Mill Mountain Star this week

The city is set to begin repairs Wednesday


ROANOKE, Va. – Repairs are scheduled this week for an iconic Roanoke landmark. City crews will be performing maintenance work on the Mill Mountain Star.

City officials said in a release on the city's website that access to the overlook and other nearby areas may be blocked due to safety reasons. The freestanding man-made structure was built in 1949. As locals well know, the star stays lit all year around but changes colors during special occasions such as Veterans Day and Independence Day.

Repairs were originally scheduled for Monday, but have been pushed back due to wind. They are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday morning. 

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