Feb 24

Public Meeting: Virginia’s Triple Crown Visitor Use Management Plan

Posted on February 24, 2022 at 4:39 PM by Alexander Jones

Public Meeting: Dragon’s Tooth/McAfee Knob/Tinker Cliffs, Virginia’s Triple Crown Visitor Use Management Plan 

Public Meeting Postcard

Jan 28

CORTRAN County of Roanoke Transportation Changes for 2022

Posted on January 28, 2022 at 10:21 AM by Alexander Jones

Lots of exciting things are happening with the CORTRAN Program in 2022. 

Recently two new Toyota Sienna long cut vans have been added to the CORTRAN fleet to allow for greater flexibility for larger mobility devices and adding more capacity for riders. This will allow for the needs of individuals that have larger mobility devices to be serviced by the program, while adding the potential for more riders to book a trip. 

One of the suggestions from the Community Partners meeting in the Fall was an idea to check rider eligibility without calling the CORTRAN line. Roanoke County’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team worked to create a map for individuals to use on the CORTRAN website. This has added greater flexibility for individuals to see if their address is located in the CORTRAN service area. The CORTRAN Address Checker may be found at www.roanokecountyva.gov/CORTRAN.

Another tool CORTRAN is excited to share with the community is the recently produced video about the CORTRAN Program. Potential riders can learn valuable information about the program and see the branded CORTRAN vehicle that will pick them up. This video may be viewed at www.roankecountyva.gov/CORTRAN.

Via will introduce in the first quarter of 2022, advanced capability to schedule rides through website bookings, in addition to phone and CORTRAN App scheduling. This additional booking method will only increase the options riders will have to schedule a trip with Via. 

Obtaining information about the CORTRAN Program or an application may be found online or by calling the CORTRAN line at (540)776-7271.

Oct 27

VDOT to Hold ‘Pardon Our Dust’ Meeting for Route 760 (Diuguids Lane) Bridge Replacement

Posted on October 27, 2021 at 10:05 AM by Bailey Howard-DuBois

VDOT to Hold ‘Pardon Our Dust’ Meeting for Route 760 (Diuguids Lane) Bridge Replacement in Roanoke County

SALEM – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a “Pardon Our Dust” public information meeting to discuss an upcoming project to replace the Route 760 (Diuguids Lane) bridge over the Roanoke River in Roanoke County.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Fort Lewis Elementary School located at 3115 West Main Street in Salem.  The meeting will be held in an “open house” format with no formal presentation given. Citizens can attend at their convenience to speak with VDOT staff about the project.

The bridge is located at the Salem city limits near Route 760’s intersection with Route 639 (West Riverside Drive). The bridge was built in 1961 and has reached the end of its service life.

Work to replace the bridge is expected to begin in fall 2021 and be completed in late spring 2022. During construction, traffic will be detoured for 45 days starting in late January or early February 2022.  Drivers will use Mill Lane or West Riverside Drive to detour and return to Diuguids Lane. For more information, contact Jen Ward 540-387-5493.

VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT at 540-387-5552. 1-800-367-7623, TTY/TDD 711.