Franklin Road Detour

Update May 2, 2018: The northbound 220 off-ramp to Franklin Road will be closed for upgrades on May 2 and will remain closed for 60 days.

City Announces Detour During Franklin Road Bridge Replacement

Roanoke, VA – On Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, the Franklin Road Bridge will be closed as crews begin replacement work. All vehicles will be detoured to Reserve Avenue and Jefferson Street. Signs will be in place to direct drivers. To view a detailed map of the detour, visit

The construction project is expected to last approximately two years. The rebuild will feature a modern design tying the Greenway to the park system.

For more information, contact the city’s Engineering Division at 853-2731.

In the meantime, we suggest using the following route to reach us:

  • From I-581 S, exit onto Elm Avenue. Turn left onto Franklin Road, and Jefferson Surgical Clinic will be on the left – at the corner of Franklin and Walnut Avenue.

Check back for additional details about the bridge and closure timeline.