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Roanoke Street Closing Updates

Posted on: November 25, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Upcoming Holiday Street Closures

ROANOKE, VA - There will be several street closures on Thursday, November 28th due to an event this Thanksgiving.

"Atlantic Union Drumstick Dash" (Thursday, 11/28/19) 

Roanoke, VA - On Thursday, November 28, 2019 several streets will be closed from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM due to the "Drumstick Dash" event.

The following streets will be closed:

  • Williamson Road, between Church Avenue and the Elmwood Park Garageentrance
  • Tazewell Avenue, between 4th Street SE and Williamson Road
  • 3rd Street SE, between Campbell Avenue and Bullitt Avenue
  • Franklin Road, between Williamson Road and 3rd Street SW
  • Franklin Road eastbound, between 3rd Street SW and Elm Avenue
  • 3rd Street SW, between Church Avenue and Franklin Road
  • 2nd Street SW, between Church Avenue and Day Avenue
  • Luck Avenue, between Jefferson Street and 3rd Street SW
  • Church Avenue, between Jefferson Street and 2nd Street SW
  • Church Avenue, between 3rd Street SW and 5th Street SW
  • 5th Street SW, between Luck Avenue and Norfolk Avenue
  • 5th Street SW southbound, between Shenandoah Avenue and NorfolkAvenue
  • Salem Avenue, between Williamson Road and 6th Street, closed tothrough traffic
  • Gainsboro Road, between Wells Avenue and Salem Avenue
  • Centre Ave, between Henry Street and Jefferson Street
  • Shenandoah Avenue, between Williamson Road and Centre Avenue
  • Norfolk Avenue westbound, between Market Street and 1 ½ Street
  • Campbell Avenue, Williamson Avenue and 3rd Street SW
  • Campbell Avenue eastbound, 6th Street SW and 3rd Street SW

A detour will be established along Williamson Road, Church Avenue, and Jefferson Street.

Due to this event, on-street parking may be temporarily restricted. The following Parking Garages will not be accessible Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM: 

  • Tower Garage, Center in the Square Garage, and the Gainsboro Garage.

Other than the fore mentioned restrictions, all other parking garages and parking lots will remain accessible throughout these events.

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