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Route 221 Improvements - Roanoke County

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Fall 2010

Est Completion Date
Fall 2013

$20.1 million

Lengths and Limits
From Route 897 (Crystal Creek Drive) to Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road)

W.C. English, Inc. from Lynchburg



Jeff Echols

Project Information

The Route 221 project included widening Route 221 from two lanes to four lanes between Route 897 (Crystal Creek Drive) and Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road). 

A designated left turn lane was constructed from southbound Route 221 to Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road).  A designated right turn lane was added to Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road) onto Route 221 northbound. 

In addition, Route 745 (Ran Lynn Drive) was realigned with Route 221 and Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road).  As part of the project, curves in this section of Route 221 were eliminated. 

Two new bridges were built on Route 221 over Back Creek.  The Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road) bridge over Back Creek was replaced.

Construction started in late 2010 and was completed in fall 2013. 

Fact Sheet

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Plan Drawings

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