Construction underway on Roanoke Valley Greenway expansion

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Prep work is currently underway on a new portion of the Roanoke Valley Greenway. It's going on at the Norfolk Southern materials yard. When it's complete, folks be able to enjoy the new half mile section. Construction includes a bridge being built to cross the river. It will expand the portion that runs from the Salem city limits to Aerial Way Drive.

Priscilla Cygielnik, Roanoke City Project Manager, said, “Any piece of the greenway is a great big deal for the city. This is what we consider our best investment. We see so many people using the trail and enjoying it.”

A portion of the greenway nearby will be closed during construction. They hope to have it all wrapped up by May of next year.