Roanoke City to host fourth Wasena Bridge Replacement meeting Thursday

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Roanoke City officials will host the fourth Wasena Bridge Replacement meeting Thursday, and they’re looking for more feedback from the community.

“The feedback has been great,” said Josephus Johnson-Koroma, project manager for the Wasena Bridge Replacement project.

“That’s why we’ve engaged the community and citizens in this process because we want their feedback. The feedback that they’ve given sof ar has been wonderful.”

Johnson-Koroma says the city has received more than 500 responses since September through their online survey and neighborhood forums. 

Construction is set to begin in spring of 2022, and the new bridge will have a 75-year life.

The 24 million dollar project is anticipated to take 2.5 years, starting in May 2022, but the bridge’s road will be closed for a shorter period.

The city is working with the Wasena, Old Southwest, and Mountain View neighborhoods for this project.

The Wasena neighborhood forum will be on Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. at Wasena Elementary School (1125 Sherwood Ave. SW).

For more information on future meetings, click here.

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