East Roanoke River Greenway Gap, City of Roanoke to the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Community Meeting

A community meeting was held on June 30, 2022, at the Explore Park Visitor Center to review and discuss preliminary greenway alignments for the area between the Western Virginia Water Authority Water Pollution Control Plant and the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Nearly 70 people attended the meeting to view the exhibits, to complete a survey and talk about the project with Roanoke County, City of Roanoke and VDOT staff. 

The survey closed on July 15 and 380 responses were received.Meeting Display Button Opens in new window


What is going on?

The Roanoke River Greenway is an important regional project that will eventually run over 30 miles along the Roanoke River linking Montgomery County to Explore Park. As a part of this regional greenway, we evaluated how best to route the greenway from the Western Virginia Water Authority Water Pollution Control Plant to the Blue Ridge Parkway.                  


There is no funding for this project at this time.  

Grant Application

Roanoke County collaborated with VDOT to determine an overall and reduced project scope that was submitted as a SMART SCALE grant application in August 2022. The project did not score well enough to be recommended for funding. 

2023 East Roanoke River Greenway Overview Map