As the Transportation Division has overall responsibility for the City’s rights-of-way, our commitment is to safely execute tasks, to work and act in a professional manner, to complete tasks with exceptional quality thereby setting the standard for others to follow, and to perform tasks efficiently so that public funds are expended appropriately.

We focus our actions and activities upon improving the appearance, ride-ability, and safety of the City's streets and rights-of-way thereby enhancing the City’s image, mobility, and property values which are all important factors in attracting and retaining citizens.

We endeavor to implement Roanoke's comprehensive plan by providing a safe and attractive environment for all right-of-way users. We believe that well-maintained streets having appropriate pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, smooth surfaces, good drainage, as well as appropriate traffic signs and markings play a vital part in improving the City’s economic base.

Language Assistance

If you do not speak, read, or write English well, the City will provide an interpreter at no cost to you!  This is available for all services and programs the City offers.  For language assistance, please call 540-329-3281.

Asistencia Lingüística

Si usted no habla, lee, o escribe el inglés bien, ¡la Ciudad proporcionará un intérprete sin costo a usted!  La interpretación está disponible por todos servicios y programas que ofrece la Ciudad.   Para obtener asistencia lingüística, por favor llame a 540-329-3281.


The Primary functions of the Division include:

  • Maintenance of the transportation infrastructure
  • Oversight and maintenance of roadway lighting
  • Traffic Safety and Congestion Program
  • Transportation planning and project coordination
  • Landscape maintenance in the transportation corridor
  • Issuance of Assembly Permits and Operational Support
  • Holiday and special event decorations
  • Citizen Requests for Service


For Transportation services call 540-853-2000, option 3. 

Traffic Safety Campaign

Working together to make the City of Roanoke a Bicycle-friendly city

The 2023 Roanoke Traffic Safety Campaign is happening June 10 through July 21! The Change Lanes to Pass campaign aims to reduce car and bicycle collisions by making sure all Roanokers know about the Virginia state law requiring drivers to change lanes when passing, and also to give 3 feet minimum when passing.

Click below to get involved with the 2023 campaign.

Get involved with the 2023 Roanoke Traffic Safety Campaign

  • As part of the campaign, Roanokers are invited to play the Change Lanes to Pass online game to test their knowledge of Virginia traffic safety laws for a chance to win gift cards to local businesses provided by Downtown Roanoke Inc.
  • Order a Change Lanes to Pass yard sign for your front yard using this form
  • Follow the City of Roanoke on social media and share our posts about the campaign.

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Capital Improvements 

The  Public Works Capital Improvement Projects Map shows the current and future City projects including  Transportation Paving projects, Stormwater Capital Improvement Projects Engineering developments, and Western Virginia Water Authority City wide projects. Follow the link below to access the map.
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  1. Dec 12
  2. 2023 Holiday Light Tour

    The Holiday Light tour is an annual family bike ride to see the holiday decorations in the Raleigh Court Neighborhood. Due to the popularity of this event, we would like to accommodate the group before the ride, to assemble on the Street in front of the Cardinal Bike shop. This way the large group can take off safely without concerns about traffic. This assembly will take place between 5:30 and 6:00 PM. We can have a volunteer remove the barricades to allow traffic back into the street while we ...
    2023 Holiday Light Tour
  1. Dec 18
  2. Grandin Holiday Light Run

    Community gathering to celebrate the holiday season and fellowship with other active members of the community
    Grandin Holiday Light Run
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