Roanoke Gives Green Light To Seek Funding for Williamson Road Traffic Reconfiguration
Plans to change the four-lane stretch to two car lanes, a center turn lane and bike lanes have garnered mixed reactions.
Roanoke hopes to clinch at least $21 million in state funds to reconfigure traffic on Williamson Road — the city’s deadliest street for pedestrians.
The plan would reduce the four-lane stretch to two car lanes and add a center turn lane and bike lanes on either side. New sidewalks would accompany the project.
Roanoke City Council on Monday voted 4-1 to apply for funding for four road improvement projects, including Williamson Road, from the Virginia Department of Transportation.