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May 26, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT: A SECTION OF COLONIAL AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Traffic will be detoured Monday, June 14 through Friday, July 23

SALEM – Beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 14, a portion of Route 720 (Colonial Avenue) will be closed to through traffic between the entrance to North Cross School and Route 1991 (Colonial Place Drive) in southwest Roanoke County.  

Crews will be working to make sight-distance improvements on Colonial Avenue.  This is the second phase of the Colonial Avenue improvement project.  Over the last year, crews constructed a roundabout at the intersection of Colonial Avenue and Penn Forest Boulevard, performed a significant amount of drainage and utility work, and cleared a number of trees that will make way for more improvements this summer.  The entire project is expected to be completed in late August.  

The following detours will be established:

From the intersection of Colonial Avenue and Route 419:
Drivers should follow Route 419 (Electric Road) north to Route 221 (Brambleton Avenue) to Colonial Avenue.

From the intersection of Colonial Avenue and Brambleton Avenue:
Drivers should follow Route 221 (Brambleton Avenue) to Route 419 (Electric Road) to Colonial Avenue.

Signs and electronic message boards will be posted to advise motorists of the detour.  



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