ROANOKE, Va. -

UPDATE:The state is making changes to a heavily traveled Roanoke County road Friday.

The left lane of Colonial Avenue headed east is becoming a turn-only lane at the Kroger on Brambleton Avenue.

If the weather holds out, workers will paint road stripes Friday.

Until now, you could also go straight in that lane.

The state is making the change to improve traffic flow and safety.

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Starting Friday, The Virginia Department of Transportation is scheduled to put a new traffic pattern into place on Colonial Avenue at Brambleton Avenue.

That's near the Bojangles and Kroger in the Cave Spring area.

The new traffic pattern will make changes to the eastbound lane of Colonial Avenue that currently serves as both a left turn lane and through lane.

That lane will now exclusively be a left turn lane.

The change is meant to improve safety and help with traffic flow.