Wasena Bridge Construction to Begin in April

Feb. 26, 2024
Roanoke City hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the $50.3 million bridge project

Construction on the Wasena Bridge project in Roanoke, Va. will begin in a few months.

Last week, Roanoke City hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the $50.3 million bridge project. The actual build process for the bridge will take approximately two years to complete.

Construction is slated to begin in April with demolition taking place in May.

The new bridge will feature designated bike lanes, wider sidewalks, a roundabout, and LED lighting on top and under the bridge.

The pedestrian and bicycle throughway will remain open, but there will be detours. According to city leaders, there is a detour around Wasena Park via Winchester Avenue, Main Street, Winona Avenue, and Wiley Drive. There will also be detours for motorists who use the bridge daily.

Other changes include a new skatepark, which Roanoke City said will be built later this year. In preparation for the demolition, parts of the skatepark will be temporarily moved to Morningside Park in early March.

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Source: WSLS.com

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