A Road Diet for Williamson Road

While traveling or shopping Williamson Road in Roanoke, you may have noticed a slate of “No Road Diet” signs and wondered what they mean.  They have been installed in in response to the recent proposals to improve the corridor, and I wanted to take a moment to describe what is – and is not – a road diet.

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Potential Improvements to Roanoke’s Williamson Road

Williamson Road in Roanoke is often called the city’s Main Street.  The several-mile stretch that crosses from Roanoke City into Roanoke County and conenct’s Downtown Roanoke to Hollins University hold a huge diversity of businesses and crosses a large number of varied neighborhoods.  It’s also in need of some TLC.

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