VDOT to start slope repairs on Route 220 South in Roanoke County

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced Thursday that crews are starting repair work on a slope along Route 220 South in Roanoke County.

According to VDOT, heavy rains in recent years have caused debris and soil along this slope — located just south of the Route 220 intersection with Route 1290 (Crossbow Circle) — to move. 

The department says the repairs will involve removing approximately 1.5 acres of trees and debris, using soil nails to stabilize the slope, and building a retaining wall at the base of the slope.

Drivers are asked to expect short-term lane closures with flaggers directing traffic on Crossbow Circle when crews are moving construction equipment into the site. In addition, a southbound shoulder closure will be installed along Route 220 in the coming months.

VDOT announced on Tuesday, Aug. 12 that work on the $1.4 million project is expected to begin this month and finish in the fall, weather permitting.

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