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Roanoke Street Closing Updates

Posted on: April 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Upcoming Weekend Street Closures

ROANOKE, VA - There will be several street closures on Saturday, April 17th due to the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon this weekend. The following streets will be closed:

From 5:30 AM to 3:30 PM:

  • Bullitt Avenue eastbound, between Parking Garage entrance and Jefferson Street
  • 1st Street SW, between Church Avenue and Day Avenue
  • Luck Avenue, between 1st Street SW and 2nd Street SW
  • Day Avenue, between Jefferson Street and 1st Street SW
  • Franklin Road, between Jefferson Street and 2nd Street SW
  • Jefferson Street, between Franklin Road and Elm Avenue

From 5:30 AM to 8:30 AM:

  • Jefferson Street, between Church Avenue and Franklin Road
  • Franklin Road, between Williamson Road and Jefferson Street

From 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM:

  • Walnut Avenue, between Hamilton Terrace to Sylvan Road
  • Walnut Bridge westbound, between Jefferson Street and Hamilton Terrace

From 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM:

  • Jefferson Street northbound, between Elm Avenue and Williamson Road
  • Walnut Bridge eastbound, between Jefferson Street and Hamilton Terrace

From 6:30 AM to 11:45 AM:

  • J. B. Fishburn Parkway, between Walnut Avenue and Mill Mountain Spur Road (Mill Mountain Zoo will be open at noon)

From 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM:

  • Elm Avenue, between Williamson Road and 1st Street SW
  • Jefferson Street southbound, between Elm Avenue and Williamson Road (including all side streets between Williamson Road and 1st Street)
  • Jefferson Street southbound, between Reserve Avenue and McClanahan Street

From 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM:

  • Wiley Drive, between Franklin Road and Crystal Springs Avenue

From 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM:

  • 6th Street SW, between Day Avenue and Elm Avenue
  • Wasena Avenue, westbound, between 12th Street SW and Brighton Road
  • Jefferson Street the southbound curb lane, between Elm Avenue and Williamson Road (two-way traffic will be maintained on Jefferson Street)

Due to this event, on-street parking may be temporarily restricted. All other Parking Garages and Parking Lots will remain accessible.

Trip planning on Valley Metro buses is available via Google Transit at For more information about the Blue Ride Marathon visit:

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