Crews prepare to begin construction work on a portion of 13th Street SE in Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News

(Image courtesy of VDOT).

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – A road project to improve a stretch of 13th Street SE in Roanoke will begin next week.

The basis of the project is meant to improve traffic flow and connectivity along 13th Street SE between Church Street and Norfolk Avenue.

The project will begin on Nov. 3 when a long-term traffic change will be implemented to remain through much of the project’s duration.

Southbound traffic on 13th Street will be detoured using Norfolk Avenue onto 12th Street to Tazewell Avenue.

Signs will be posted to indicate the detour route.

Northbound traffic on 13th Street will remain open to traffic.

The project entails reconstructing about two-tenths of a mile of 13th Street as an improved, two-lane roadway with 10.5-foot wide travel lanes.

(Image courtesy of VDOT).

The intersection of 13th Street at Wise Avenue will be reconfigured to include a roundabout for improved traffic flow.

Also, a new section of roadway will be built to extend 13th Street beyond its intersection with Wise Avenue to connect to Norfolk Avenue.

The project also includes constructing a raised median on 13th Street in an effort to consolidate access points along the roadway and better separate pedestrians from traffic at designated crossings.

Five-foot-wide sidewalks and five-foot-wide bicycle lanes will also be added along both directions of 13th Street.

Curbs and cutters will be installed as well.

Allegheny Construction Company, Inc. of Roanoke was awarded a $5.8 million to complete this project.

Work is expected to be completed the summer of 2023.

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