Orange Avenue, Hollins Road construction begins in Roanoke

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SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – Work has begun on a $5.5 million road project to improve the intersection of Orange Avenue (Route 460) and Hollins Road in Roanoke.

The goal of the project is to improve traffic flow and enhance pedestrian safety at this intersection by adding two new turn lanes, upgrading the traffic signal and adding both sidewalks and crosswalks.

Work is being done by Allegheny Construction of Roanoke and will be done between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Friday.

Flaggers may be controlling traffic on Hollins Road or McDowell Avenue Monday through Saturday outside of peak travel times.

Work being done with this project includes:

  • Constructing a right turn lane from northbound Hollins Road onto eastbound Orange Avenue
  • Constructing a right turn lane from eastbound Orange Avenue onto southbound Hollins Road
  • Realigning the left turn lanes from eastbound and westbound Orange Avenue onto Hollins Road
  • Installing an upgraded traffic signal
  • Installing pedestrian crosswalks and accommodations including refuge islands
  • Constructing 240 linear feet of raised median on northbound Hollins Road approaching to the intersection
  • Adding a total of 1,245 linear feet of sidewalk on the east side of Hollins Road and the south side of Orange Avenue.

Work is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2021.

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