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. 

Pedestrian Safety Campaign

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

The 2022 Roanoke Pedestrian Safety Campaign is happening April 18 through May 27! Our goal is to reduce speeding and improve pedestrian safety near school zones.

Click below to get involved with the 2022 campaign.

Get involved with the 2022 Roanoke Pedestrian Safety Campaign

  • Test your knowledge of traffic safety by taking the campaign quiz. Then share your safety score with your friends. In thanks for your support, you can enter into a drawing for one of fifteen $10 Blue Cow gift cards, provided by Blue Cow.
  • Order a No Need to Speed(R) – Keep Students Safe yard sign for your front yard using this form
  • Follow the City of Roanoke on social media and share our posts about the campaign.

Learn more at:
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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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    Beach Music Concert Series
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    Outdoor Art show/sale event which brings regional artists together on the streets of downtown Roanoke for one weekend.
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