As the Transportation Division has overall responsibility for the City’s rights-of-way, our commitment is to safely execute tasks, to work and act in a professional manner, to complete tasks with exceptional quality thereby setting the standard for others to follow, and to perform tasks efficiently so that public funds are expended appropriately.

We focus our actions and activities upon improving the appearance, ride-ability, and safety of the City's streets and rights-of-way thereby enhancing the City’s image, mobility, and property values which are all important factors in attracting and retaining citizens.

We endeavor to implement Roanoke's comprehensive plan by providing a safe and attractive environment for all right-of-way users. We believe that well-maintained streets having appropriate pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, smooth surfaces, good drainage, as well as appropriate traffic signs and markings play a vital part in improving the City’s economic base.


The Primary functions of the Division include:

  • Maintenance of the transportation infrastructure
  • Oversight and maintenance of roadway lighting
  • Traffic Safety and Congestion Program
  • Transportation planning and project coordination
  • Landscape maintenance in the transportation corridor
  • Issuance of Assembly Permits and Operational Support
  • Holiday and special event decorations
  • Citizen Requests for Service


For Transportation services call 540-853-2000, option 3. 

Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Together we can make our streets a safer place

Street safety is more important than ever. Slower driving leads to fewer crashes, fewer injuries, and fewer deaths. To help reduce speeding and decrease speed-related crashes, the City of Roanoke is launching a pedestrian safety campaign that will run from June 21 to August 15. Our goals are to:

  • Reduce speeding and speed-related crashes
  • Increase awareness of speeding as a pedestrian safety issue

Take the campaign pledge to help us make it a success! In thanks for your support, you can enter into a drawing for one of ten $20 Downtown Roanoke Inc. (DRI) gift cards, provided by DRI.

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Capital Improvements 

The  Public Works Capital Improvement Projects Map shows the current and future City projects including  Transportation Paving projects, Stormwater Capital Improvement Projects Engineering developments, and Western Virginia Water Authority City wide projects. Follow the link below to access the map.
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    Join us for a spooktacular evening outdoors on the grounds of Fishburn Mansion, where we’ll feature the classic movie Hocus Pocus! Before the film starts, enjoy yard games and walk around the mysterious mansion. Attend for free or upgrade to the V.I.P. Sanderson Package, which includes Adirondack premium seating, a Parks & Rec blanket, popcorn, and two drinks. You’re welcome to wear a costume and bring your own food (outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited and light concessions will be av...
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  2. Straight Street Youth Night

    The mission and purpose of Straight Street is to provide a positive Christian environment where at-risk* youth can go and obtain the necessary skills and training needed to mature and to discover God’s Divine plan for their lives.
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