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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Announced

FREE COVID-19 TESTING

Free COVID-19 testing sites will be hosted at the Salem Civic Center and Green Ridge Recreation Center. These testing sites are sponsored by the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. 

  • No appointment needed 
  • Free and Confidential
  • Test...
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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Supreme Court of Virginia Issues Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency Due to COVID-19

(Richmond, Va., July 8, 2020)  --  The Supreme Court of Virginia unanimously extends the Declaration of Judicial Emergency through August 9, 2020, and orders that the provisions of the Sixth Order Extending Declaration Of Judicial Emerge...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Virginia Enters Phase 3, New Guidelines Issued

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On July 1, Virginia begins Phase 3 of its "Forward Virginia" Plan. The plan includes best practices for physical distancing, enhanced cleaning best practices for home and businesses, and guidelines for social gatherings.

Phase 3 also includes man...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Roanoke County Set to Begin Reopening to the Public

RoCo Opens Phase2 Spotlight Image

(Roanoke County, VA—June 11, 2020) Beginning Monday, June 15 Roanoke County will begin providing additional services to the public as part of its reopening plan. All County buildings have been closed to the public since March, with some services...

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See our Modified Services page for more details... Coronavirus Updates

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Traffic Alert: Construction to Begin at Intersection of Electric Road and Colonial Ave

Electric Road and Colonial Avenue Project Map

Beginning Sunday, July 12th at 7 p.m., VDOT will begin construction at the intersection of Route 419/Electric Road and Colonial Avenue.  Both Route 419 left turn lanes will be moved farther left to improve driver sight distance along Route 419. T...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Announced

FREE COVID-19 TESTING

Free COVID-19 testing sites will be hosted at the Salem Civic Center and Green Ridge Recreation Center. These testing sites are sponsored by the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. 

  • No appointment needed 
  • Free and Confidential
  • Test...
Read on...

County News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Road Closure Change: Access to Explore Park via the Parkway Restored from the North

Traffic Alert Blue Ridge Parkway Logo

National Park Service (NPS) officials announced today that a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 112.4 to Milepost 115.5 is now open providing access to Explore Park from the north. This section is the northernmost portion of a larger closure ...

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Blue Ridge Parkway Website County News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

VDOT Seeks Comments on Appalachian Trail Bridge Over Route 311 in Roanoke County

Route 311 Appalachian Trail Bridge Rendering

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking public comment about a project that is under development to construct a new pedestrian bridge to carry the Appalachian Trail over Route 311 in Roanoke County.

Citizens are invited to learn more by...

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VDOT Project Webpage County News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Supreme Court of Virginia Issues Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency Due to COVID-19

(Richmond, Va., July 8, 2020)  --  The Supreme Court of Virginia unanimously extends the Declaration of Judicial Emergency through August 9, 2020, and orders that the provisions of the Sixth Order Extending Declaration Of Judicial Emerge...

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More information... County News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Roanoke County and Town of Vinton Launch $1M COVID Small Business Recovery Grant Program

CARES ACT Grant

Roanoke, Va. (July 6, 2020) – Roanoke County Economic Development Department announced a newly created $1,000,000 grant program aimed at helping small businesses in the County and Town of Vinton recover from the negative impacts of COVID-19 clos...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Roanoke County Modified Services Under Phase 3

Phase 3 Reopening Spotlight Image

(Roanoke County, VA - July 1, 2020)   Beginning July 1, Roanoke County will begin providing additional services to the public as part of its reopening plan under Phase 3. All County buildings have been closed to the public since March, with some ...

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See our Modified Services page for more details... County News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Virginia Enters Phase 3, New Guidelines Issued

Forward Virginia Gov Phase 3 Image Template

On July 1, Virginia begins Phase 3 of its "Forward Virginia" Plan. The plan includes best practices for physical distancing, enhanced cleaning best practices for home and businesses, and guidelines for social gatherings.

Phase 3 also includes man...

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County News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Roanoke County Recognized for Model Program

NACo 2020 Oak Grove Award

(Roanoke County, VA—June 8, 2020) The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Roanoke County with an Achievement Award for its Public Schools Planning Workshop program. A collaboration between Roanoke County, the City of Roanoke a...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Penalties for Late Personal Property Tax Payments Suspended Until August 1

Personal property taxes are due June 1, however, citizens have two additional months to pay without penalty charges assessed for late payments. Penalties for late payments will begin to accrue on August 1.

This change is the result of the April 14 approval...

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County News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Real Estate Valuation to Resume Field Inspections June 2

The Roanoke County Real Estate Valuation Department will begin inspecting and measuring new homes this week starting June 2. If you have built a new home recently or have a Building Permit for changes to your existing property, an appraiser will be in you...

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County News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Roanoke County Releases Phase 1 Guide for Restaurants

Roanoke County branding

Roanoke County is providing this guide related to outdoor dining for dining establishments operating under the Phase 1 Forward Virginia plan. Please be aware this information only applies to the temporary use of outdoor dining. Please use the contacts wit...

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County News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report Published

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report

In conjunction with the 2019 State of the County Address, Roanoke County has published the 2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report that highlights progress towards the seven strategic initiatives developed through the County's 2016 Community Strategic...

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Learn more about the Community Strategic Plan... County News

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

News Flash: VDOT Seeks Comments on Appalachian Trail Bridge Over Route 311 in Roanoke County

Route 311 Appalachian Trail Bridge Rendering

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking public comment about a project that is under development to construct a new pedestrian bridge to carry the Appalachian Trail over Route 311 in Roanoke County.

Citizens are invited to learn more by...

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VDOT Project Webpage Road Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Traffic Alert: Construction to Begin at Intersection of Electric Road and Colonial Ave

Electric Road and Colonial Avenue Project Map

Beginning Sunday, July 12th at 7 p.m., VDOT will begin construction at the intersection of Route 419/Electric Road and Colonial Avenue.  Both Route 419 left turn lanes will be moved farther left to improve driver sight distance along Route 419. T...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Road Closure (July 13-16): Daugherty Road Closed Starting July 13th

Daugherty Road Closure Map

The VDOT Salem Residency will be performing bridge work on Daugherty Road starting Monday, July 13th, weather permitting.  The project is expected to close the road until July 16th, also weather permitting. Please see the attached map showing the...

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Additional Info... Road Notices
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Road Closure Change: Access to Explore Park via the Parkway Restored from the North

Traffic Alert Blue Ridge Parkway Logo

National Park Service (NPS) officials announced today that a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 112.4 to Milepost 115.5 is now open providing access to Explore Park from the north. This section is the northernmost portion of a larger closure ...

Read on...

Blue Ridge Parkway Website Road Notices
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Traffic Alert (6/12/20): Route 221 Bridge Replacement over Martins Creek

Rt 221 Bridge Replacement at Martins Creek Map

Work is set to begin on the existing bridge on Route 221 over Martins Creek for replacement of a box culvert at the intersection with Martins Creek Rd (Route 696). A temporary road section will be built and installed to the north and next to the existing ...

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Additional Info... Road Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Traffic Alert: Plantation Rd. (Route 115) - Delays near intersection of Plantation Rd and Lila Dr.

Plantation road alternating lane closure map

Starting May 15th, VDOT will begin work on Plantation Road (Route 115) near the intersection with Lila Drive to install a new traffic signal. This project will require alternating lane closures on northbound and southbound portions of Plantation Road. Par...

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Additional Info... Road Notices