Williamson Road Is Roanoke's Deadliest For Pedestrians. A New Project Seeks To Fix That.

A proposal for the Northeast Roanoke corridor would add bike lanes and convert four traffic lanes to two with a center turn lane.

James and Wanda Walker often bike along Williamson Road, Roanoke's deadliest streets for pedestrians. PHOTO BY HENRI GENDREAU FOR THE ROANOKE RAMBLER

Four lanes of speeding cars, crumbling sidewalks and a smattering of crosswalks contribute to Williamson Road’s distinction as Roanoke’s deadliest street for pedestrians.

Now, state and city officials are looking to improve a stretch of the Northeast Roanoke corridor with bike lanes, new sidewalks and two lanes of traffic with a wide center turn lane.

Through Monday, residents can give feedback on an online survey on whether the city should pursue state funds to make changes to the thoroughfare.