VDOT to hold virtual public hearing for project to improve seven intersections on Route 220

Roanoke Valley News

SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is inviting the public to take part in a virtual design public hearing for a project to improve seven intersections along Route 220 between Roanoke and Martinsville.

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. To access the hearing information and the WebEx Chat function, visit the project page at https://www.virginiadot.org/route220Intersections/ and click on the link to virtual design public hearing.

VDOT representatives will begin making a presentation at 5 p.m. and answer questions through the WebEx Chat function after the presentation is completed.  A recorded version of the presentation will be available on the project page after the hearing.

According to VDOT, the $16.1 million project aims to reduce congestion and provide safety improvements.

The intersections with Route 220 include: 

  • Southern Hills Drive/Valley Avenue in Roanoke/Roanoke County
  • Pheasant Ridge Road/Crossbow Circle in Roanoke/Roanoke County
  • Buck Mountain Road/Stable Road in Roanoke County
  • Clearbrook Village Lane/Indian Grave Road in Roanoke County
  • Wirtz Road in Franklin County
  • Sontag Road/Cassell Drive in Franklin County
  • Dyer Street in Henry County

VDOT says that modifying these intersections will increase efficiency and create shorter wait times along the Route 220 corridor by reducing signal phases.

Comments can be submitted using one of these methods:

  • Completing the comment sheet at the bottom of the virtual design public hearing webpage
  • Emailing them to Route220Intersections@VDOT.Virginia.gov, but make sure to reference “VDOT Route 220 Intersections Virtual Design Hearing Public Comments” in the subject line.
  • Mailing them to Mr. Brett Elledge, PE, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 731 Harrison Avenue, Salem VA 24153.

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