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Roanoke Greenway repairs expected to take months

Roanoke, Virginia – The damage near Wasena Park and at 9th Street happened after severe flooding in May and June, which washed out sections of the greenway.

The same section in Wasena had already been damaged and repaired by the city after Hurricane Michael hit the region in 2018.

This time around, both repairs are expected to cost about $50,000. The Roanoke Parks and Recreation Department said the repairs could take a few more months because of delays due to weather and COVID-19.

In the meantime, city officials are reminding bikers and walkers to obey the detours.

“Just be mindful of your speed coming into this area because it’s already a really busy area. It’s a very popular area of the greenway,” said Renee Powers, the trails and greenways coordinator for Roanoke Parks and Recreation. “Understand that that detour is going to be up there for a while and to be patient with us.”

Viola Higgins

I’m a mother of 2 little angels that I continuously try to figure out and spend the other half figuring out how to be a great wife. Writing is my passion and I write regularly for the Virginian Tribune and several other national news outlets.

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