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Alleghany County - Interstate 64 Safety Improvements

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Contract awarded March 17, 2010

Est Completion Date
December 19, 2011

$10,630,150.03 contract value

Lengths and Limits
Length: Approximately 5 miles; Location: Between westbound I-64 and Winterberry Avenue

Branch Highways Inc. of Roanoke



Wayne Nolde, P.E.

Project Details

The project includes reconstructing inside shoulders and installing high tension cable guardrail in the median of Interstate 64 and between westbound I-64 and Winterberry Avenue. Improving the drainage system and upgrading substandard guardrail are part of the project. The project is approximately five miles long and extends from 2.8 miles west to 2.3 miles east of the Low Moor interchange at exit 21.

The average daily traffic volume on this portion of I-64 was 20,954 vehicles per day in 2005 and is projected to increase to 23,258 vehicles per day by 2012.

The estimated cost is $20.6 million, including $1,989,000 for preliminary engineering, $53,800 for right of way, and $18,579,989 for construction.


This project will improve safety conditions along this portion of I-64 and Winterberry Avenue by protecting motorists from cross-over collisions between eastbound and westbound traffic on these routes.

What's Next

Construction is scheduled for completion on December 19, 2011.

During Construction

At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction of I-64 during construction.

Work Zone Updates

All travel lanes will reopen October 12 or October 13, 2011 weather permitting, with shoulder closures remaining.  Some work to the median barrier will continue but will feature temporary lane closures during that week, which is projected to take place prior to the end of October.

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