VDOT News - Salem
Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Aug. 12, 2021
ROUTE 220 SLOPE REPAIRS TO BEGIN IN ROANOKE COUNTY NEAR CROSSBOW CIRCLE INTERSECTION
Work involves stabilizing the slope and building a retaining wall
SALEM – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is beginning work to repair a slope along southbound Route 220 just south of its intersection with Route 1290 (Crossbow Circle) in Roanoke County.
Heavy rains in recent years have caused debris and soil along this slope to move. The repairs entail removing about 1.5 acres of trees and debris, using soil nails to stabilize the slope and constructing a retaining wall at the base of the slope.
Drivers can expect short-term lane closures with flaggers directing traffic on Crossbow Circle when construction equipment is being moved into the site. A shoulder closure along southbound Route 220 will be installed in the months ahead as work progresses.
Work on the $1.4 million project is expected to begin in August and be completed this fall, weather permitting.
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