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Diverging-diamond interchange in works at Tanglewood Mall

Interchange designed to improve traffic flow at Electric Road, US 220

The county was awarded more than $17 million to put a diverging-diamond interchange near Route 419 & 220

ROANOKE, Va. – Plans are in place for a major traffic pattern change near Tanglewood Mall.

Rather than the current mess of lights and ramps that get backed up on a daily basis, a diverging-diamond interchange is going to be installed at the intersection of Electric Road and U.S. 220.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved spending $12.5 million of the project's $17.5 million budget Wednesday.

However, don't get your hopes of for this project to be completed anytime soon.

Construction isn't slated to begin until 2028.  

This interchange style is what was installed at the intersection of Valley View Boulevard and Interstate 581.

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Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.