SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Transportation has awarded a construction company from Nitro, West Virginia a $4.5 million contract to improve a section of Route 419 near Tanglewood Mall.
Kanawha Stone Company will perform the work to improve this section of Route 419 between Route 867 (Ogden Road) and the Route 220 split.
The improvements are determined to be necessary to alleviate congestion and provide pedestrians and cyclists safer accommodations along this section of Route 419.
Traffic signals will be upgraded to include pedestrian signals and crosswalks at Ogden Road, Elm View Road and South Peak Boulevard.
Sidewalks will be added along Route 419 northbound. Southbound sidewalks will be installed between Ogden Road and Wendy’s.
Bike lanes will also be designated in both directions and combining the bus stops along the southbound side into one major stop with a public bus shelter in front of Copper Croft Apartments.
Work is expected to begin this summer and should be completed in fall of 2021.
Shoulder closures and nighttime lane closures on Route 419 can be expected during construction.
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