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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Citizens May Register to Speak at Virtual City Council Meetings

Under Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order Number Fifty-One and Executive Order Number Fifty Five, gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Roanoke City Council will hold its regular meeting at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 6, using elect...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Escalators in Market Pedestrian Walkway Bridge to Temporarily Close for Repairs

The escalators in the Pedestrian Walkway Bridge will be temporarily closed for repairs starting Thursday morning, April 2, and will remain closed until Friday afternoon, April 3.  Pedestrians needing access to the walkway bridge are asked to use ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Offers Options for Payment of Taxes

The City Treasurer’s Office reminds citizens that the Personal Property Tax Deadline is June 1, 2020, and the Real Estate Tax Deadline is April 6, 2020. Payment of taxes is essential because City of Roanoke departments (Fire-EMS, Police, Solid W...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Valley Metro Announces Temporary Suspension of Fare Collections

In order to encourage the practice of social distancing while using transit, Valley Metro will be suspending fare collections on all Valley Metro transit services beginning Friday, March 27, until Friday, April 24 (subject to change). Seven-day and 31-day...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Manager Calls Special Meeting of City Council

City Manager Bob Cowell has called a Special Meeting of Roanoke City Council to address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The meeting will be held on Friday, March 27, at 2 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. Participation by the Mayor and ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

All Municipal Facilities Closed to General Public Starting 3/18/20

In light of current and ever-evolving circumstances associated with COVID-19, it is in the best interest of the general public and our employees that we close all City of Roanoke municipal facilities to the general public beginning tomorrow, March 18, 202...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Roman Appointed as New Roanoke Police Chief

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After a Nation-wide search that resulted in panel interviews with five outstanding finalists, the City of Roanoke has appointed Samuel Roman, Jr. to join us as the next Chief of the Roanoke Police Department. Roman currently serves as the Police Chief in ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Roanoke Selected as Finalist for 2020 All-America City Awards

The City of Roanoke is once again a finalist for the All-America City Award. On March 17, the National Civic League announced the finalists of the 2020 All-America City Award, which includes Roanoke and 21 other cities across the Country. This year&rs...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Roanoke Valley Resource Authority Info Alert

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, and in order protect employees, customers, and the general public, the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority has announced effective Monday, March 23, the Tinker Creek Transfer Station and Salem Transfer Sta...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City Treasurer DMV Select Location to Close Temporarily

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that all Virginia DMV Customer Service Centers will close beginning March 18 until April 2. As a result of this action, the DMV Select location in the City Treasurer’s Office will also clos...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Governments Declare Local Emergencies in Response to Public Health Concerns Related to Coronavirus

Effective March 12, Governor Ralph S. Northam declared under the Executive Order that a State of Emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia due to the potential spread of COVID-19, a communicable disease and public health threat.  In respon...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

City Response to Corona Virus

Out of an abundance of caution for public health, the City of Roanoke is urging residents and visitors to educate themselves regarding Coronavirus COVID-19.  The City of Roanoke is working closely with our neighboring jurisdictions, the CDC, the ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Robertson to Serve as Assistant City Manager for Community Development

W. Brent Robertson has been named Assistant City Manager for Community Development, replacing Brian Townsend upon his retirement at the end of June 2020. A national search was conducted and Robertson was one of more than 100 applicants who applied for the...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Consider Becoming a Citizen Science Monitor

A public information session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Raleigh Court Branch Library, located at 2112 Grandin Rd SW, to share details about the Citizen Science Water Monitoring Program and how you can volunteer to be invo...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Be a Stormwater Inlet Artist

The City of Roanoke’s Stormwater Utility, along with the Roanoke Arts Commission, invites artists to submit ideas for stormwater inlet art. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Stormwater inlet art draws attention to storm dr...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 20, 2020

City to Host Public Works Job Fair

The City of Roanoke will host a Public Works Job Fair on March 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Berglund Center, located at 710 Williamson Road. The event will be free and open to public. City departments and divisions participating in the Job Fair include Stormwat...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Escalator in Market Pedestrian Walkway Bridge Temporarily Out of Service

The top escalator in the Market Pedestrian Walkway Bridge is currently out of service. Pedestrians needing access to the walkway bridge are asked to use the elevator located just past the escalators in Towers Garage until repairs are completed.

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Solid Waste Collection Schedule Changes for Presidents Day Week

City offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, for the Presidents Day holiday.  As a result, the following schedule will be in effect for collection of trash, bulk, brush, and “A” week single-stream recycling during that week...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Smith Named to Serve as Acting Police Chief

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Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell has named Deputy Chief Chester R. Smith, Jr. to serve as Acting Police Chief.  Smith will fill this role upon the retirement of Police Chief Tim Jones, which is effective on Jan. 31.  Smith has served on t...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Improvements on Franklin Road to Begin Next Week

Beginning the week of Jan. 27, the City of Roanoke will be installing storm drains and sidewalks along the shoulder of the southbound lane of Franklin Road SW. As a result, the area between Piccadilly Square and Hounds Chase Lane— from the 3100 ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Snow Forecasted for Roanoke

The National Weather Service has forecasted snowfall for the Roanoke area on Tuesday, Jan. 7, with the possibility of 1 to 3 inches. If snow accumulates on streets, the City will respond with snow removal activities. The first priority will be to clear ma...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Update on Paving City Streets

ROANOKE, VA – Boxley Materials Company continues city wide milling and paving operations. The following streets are included in the paving list:

Neighborhood roads impacted by lane closures:

  • Wentworth Ave NE - April 6 to April 8 from 8AM to 5PM
  • Ang...
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Roanoke Street Closing Updates