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  • Jefferson Street & Campbell Ave Lane Closure Update

    Jefferson Street & Campbell Ave Lane Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – On Sunday February 26th, starting at 6:00 AM, and until finish, the Western Virginia Water Authority will close the westbound lane of Campbell Avenue at the Jefferson Street approach.

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  • Jefferson Street Lane Closure Update

    Jefferson Street Lane Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – On Sunday February 26th, starting at 6:00 AM, and until finish, the Western Virginia Water Authority will close the westbound lane on Jefferson Street at Campbell Avenue.

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  • City Announces Spring Leaf Collection

    City Announces Spring Leaf Collection

    Roanoke, VA – Citizens are reminded that spring leaf collection will be held the week of March 6. Residents should put their bagged leaves at the curb on the same day as their regular trash...

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  • City Announces Spring Leaf Collection

    City Announces Spring Leaf Collection

    Roanoke, VA – Citizens are reminded that spring leaf collection will be held the week of March 6. Residents should put their bagged leaves at the curb on the same day as their regular trash...

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  • Morrill Accepts Appointment as GFOA Executive Director

    Morrill Accepts Appointment as GFOA Executive Director

    Roanoke, VA – The Government Finance Officers Association has announced the appointment of Chris Morrill for its Executive Director.

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  • City Announces Presidents Day Holiday Solid Waste Collection Schedule

    City Announces Presidents Day Holiday Solid Waste Collection Schedule

    Roanoke, VA – City offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, for the Presidents Day holiday. As a result, the collection of trash, brush, bulk and “A” week single-stream recycling will be...

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  • City Announces Presidents Day Holiday Solid Waste Collection Schedule

    City Announces Presidents Day Holiday Solid Waste Collection Schedule

    Roanoke, VA – City offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, for the Presidents Day holiday. As a result, the collection of trash, brush, bulk and “A” week single-stream recycling will be...

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  • Raleigh Court Branch Library Reopens

    Raleigh Court Branch Library Reopens

    The Western Virginia Water Authority has completed work on the water lines affecting service to the Raleigh Court Branch Library. As a result, the library has reopened to the public.

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  • Raleigh Court Branch to Close Temporarily for Work Affecting Water Lines

    Raleigh Court Branch to Close Temporarily for Work Affecting Water Lines

    Roanoke, VA – On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the Raleigh Court Branch Library will not open to the public at its regular 10 a.m. time because the Western Virginia Water Authority will be working on water...

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  • Vacancies on the Roanoke City School Board

    Vacancies on the Roanoke City School Board

    The City Clerk’s Office is accepting applications for two upcoming vacancies on the Roanoke City School Board for three-year terms of office expiring on June 30, 2017.

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  • Construction to Begin on Amtrak Platform

    Construction to Begin on Amtrak Platform

    Roanoke, VA - Faulconer Construction will begin construction today on the new Amtrak Platform on Norfolk Avenue. The work is expected to take 300 days to complete.

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  • City Awarded Grant to Extend Blue Hills Drive

    City Awarded Grant to Extend Blue Hills Drive

    Roanoke, VA – The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the City of Roanoke a grant in the amount of $1,514,280 to be used to extend Blue Hills Drive from its present terminus...

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  • Update on Paving of City Streets

    Update on Paving of City Streets

    ROANOKE, VA – On Thursday February 9th , Roanoke Gas Co will be making paving repairs on Franklin Road between Highland Ave SW and Walnut Ave SW.

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  • Cove Road Closure Update

    Cove Road Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – On Thursday, February 9, 2017, Cove Road will be closed between Willow Walk Drive and Portland Ave NW.

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  • Citizens Planning Academy begins in March

    Citizens Planning Academy begins in March

    Get a crash course in city planning

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  • Upcoming Planning Commission Hearings

    Upcoming Planning Commission Hearings

    The Planning Commission will hear 3 rezoning requests in February

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  • Cove Road Lane Closure Update

    Cove Road Lane Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – On Monday 2/13, and Tuesday 2/14, the westbound lane of Cove Road between Willow Walk Drive and Portland Ave NW, will be closed.

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  • Cove Road Lane Closure Update

    Cove Road Lane Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – On Monday, February 6, 2017, the westbound lane of Cove Road between Willow Walk Drive and Portland Ave NW, will be closed.

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  • Salem Avenue Lane Closure Update

    Salem Avenue Lane Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – On Monday February 6th, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, New River Electrical (NRE) will close the westbound lane on Salem Avenue between Wall and Jefferson Street.

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  • Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA - On Saturday, Feb 4, there will be several streets closed from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM due to the "Wazupwidis 5K Urban-Cross Race" event.

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