VDOT seeks public input on project to improve Route 220 intersections in southwest Virginia localities

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SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking public input about a project under development to improve signalized intersections along Route 220 in the City of Roanoke, as well as Franklin, Henry, and Roanoke counties.

Officials say the project will reduce congestion and increase safety by modifying seven intersections along Route 220 with a “thru-cut” intersection design, which redirects side-street traffic to either turn at the signal and to turn directly into businesses or to use a nearby crossover to make a U-turn.

According to VDOT, the intersections along Route 220 include:

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

“Modifying these intersections will increase efficiency and create shorter wait times along the Route 220 corridor by reducing signal phases,” VDOT said. “With fewer signal phases, more time can be provided to the Route 220 through movements without reducing service to the side streets.”

You can learn more about this project or submit online comment forms — which officials say they will receive Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Oct. 2 — by clicking here.

If you need any special assistance to provide input or want to ask additional questions, contact VDOT’s Salem District Office at (540) 387-5353, (800) 367-7623, or TTY/TDD 711.

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