Road construction projects clog traffic, drive commuters nuts and litter the landscape with orange cones and reduced speed limits.
Yet for their inconveniences, they can also solve troublesome traffic problems that have lingered for decades.
Fueled by a mix of regularly scheduled funding, federal money and state bonds approved by the General Assembly, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has lined up a series of construction projects for state roads. Some already are finished. Others will have motorists pulling their hair for years before they’re finally complete.
You can read the full list, along with the status and cost of each project, in the October issue of Roanoke Business. It’s on regional newstands now and can be read online here.