A community meeting was held on June 30, 2022, at the Explore Park Visitor Center to review and discuss preliminary greenway alignments for the area between the Western Virginia Water Authority Water Pollution Control Plant and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Nearly 70 people attended the meeting to view the exhibits, to complete a survey and talk about the project with Roanoke County, City of Roanoke and VDOT staff.
What’s going on?
The Roanoke River Greenway is an important regional project that will eventually run over 30 miles along the Roanoke River linking Montgomery County to Explore Park. As a part of this regional greenway, the county is valuating how best to route the greenway from the Western Virginia Water Authority Water Pollution Control Plant to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Roanoke County is collaborating with VDOT to determine a project scope to submit a SMART SCALE grant application in August 2022. The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold public hearings on the Six Year Improvement Program, which will include SMART SCALE projects proposed for funding, in Spring 2023. In June 2023, the CTB will adopt the final Six Year Improvement Program, which will include funding programmed over six years for selected SMART SCALE projects.
There is no funding for this project at this time.
- 2003 East Roanoke River Greenway Master Plan
- 2016 Explore Park Adventure Plan and Map
- 2018 Plans for the East Roanoke River Greenway between the Water Pollution Control Plant and the Blue Ridge Parkway (Original Greenway Concept no longer being considered)
- 2018 Roanoke Valley Greenway Plan
- 2022 East Roanoke River Greenway Overview Map
- 2022 Plans for the VRFA Property Greenway Segment to be Constructed
- 2022 Proposed Greenway Concept Profile
- 2022 Roanoke River Greenway Status Map
- June 13, 2022 Community Meeting Letter
- June 30, 2022 Community Meeting Display
- June 30, 2022 East Roanoke River Greenway Gap History, Challenges and Adjacent Projects
- June 30, 2022 Mailed Letter, Survey and Exhibit
- June 30, 2022 Roanoke River Greenway Underhill Realignment in the City of Roanoke