In the City of Roanoke, too many people have been injured or died due to traffic crashes on our streets. The City’s Transportation Division strives to address traffic safety for all roadway users. Next year we are re-paving Brandon Avenue and have the opportunity to make safety improvements along the street between Colonial Avenue and Main Street.
Since 2013, at least 182 crashes have been reported along the Brandon Avenue corridor between Colonial Avenue and Main Street. At least 37 of these crashes resulted in pedestrian injuries and 2 of them resulted in pedestrian fatalities.
In May of 2020, Kenzie Beyers lost her life when crossing Brandon Avenue. This is her story told by her grandparents, Sandy and Andy Beyers
The city wants your opinion about this project as a resident of Brandon Avenue and adjacent neighborhoods, your thoughts are important. Please take a moment to tell us what you think and help us understand what is important to you. The survey will take just a few minutes to complete. We appreciate your valuable input. If you need access to a paper survey or wish to give your opinion by phone please contact our office at 540-853-2676
Along Brandon Avenue between Colonial and Main Street intersections, people behind the wheel have difficulty seeing to turn into or out of the Towers Shopping Mall, people on bicycles are not comfortable mixing with fast-moving traffic, and people on foot have too many conflicts with vehicles when crossing the street.
Brandon Avenue will be repaved in the spring of 2021 and we can improve safety for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians by simply altering the lane markings.
The dotted lines above denote the section of Brandon Avenue that will be paved in the spring of 2021. The section of Brandon Avenue highlighted in orange is being considered for lane changes to increase traffic safety.
What would the street look like?
Traffic Flow Test
During the week of 12/7 we will be conducting a temporary traffic test on Brandon Ave. between 23rd Street and Main St. We will block one travel lane (in each direction), to study the traffic flow during peak hours. Please understand that this is a preliminary study, no decisions have been made, and your opinion is important for the final outcome of this project.
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