Yet another huge construction contract for work in Roanoke has gone to an outside firm, this time one in Pennsylvania with an office near Richmond. A $20.4 million contract to improve the I581-U.S. 220 link at Elm Avenue in downtown Roanoke has been won by American Infrastructure-Va. Inc. in Glen Allen.
The work is to improve the flow of traffic in one of Roanoke's more congested areas. American Infrastructure is based in Worcester, Pa. The project is expected to begin in the middle of next year and finished in 2015. A lane will be added to the off-ramps and the left turn lanes will be extended in each direction. Elm Ave.'s bridge will also be widened.