Brief closure of a section of Roanoke River Greenway this Wednesday

As AEP continues to work on upgrading their equipment, there will need to be another temporary closure and detour of the Roanoke River Greenway. This Wednesday, 1/26, the closure will be in the vicinity of the Walnut Avenue Bridge. Greenway users will be routed on to neighborhood roads from 6am to 6pm to avoid the […]

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Catawba Greenway now open

Long in the making, the Catawba Greenway was formally unveiled on the last day of September. Connecting Virginia Tech’s Catawba Sustainability Center with the Appalachian Trail near McAfee Knob, the new trail creates a little over a 5 mile-loop for hikers who wish to access the AT without worrying about parking on the top of […]

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Clean Valley Day Clean Up On Tinker and Glade Creek Greenways, April 9th

Come join us for a litter clean up on the Greenway April 9th from 9 until noon. We will be meeting at the Dale Ave SE Trailhead for Tinker Creek Greenway. Wear clothes you can get dirty and sturdy shoes, bring water, and we will provide the rest. Any questions please contact Frank Maguire.

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High water forces temporary closure of Roanoke River Greenway and Tinker Creek

Due to the rain and the forecast for more in the coming days, the section of the Roanoke River Greenway that parallels Wiley Drive between Wasena and the second low water bridge will be closed from today, Tuesday May 24th until further notice. Tinker Creek Greenway is also flooded near Dale Ave and near Kenwood, […]

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Missing Link in Roanoke River Greenway to start construction this Spring

Roanoke City has awarded a contract to Allegheny Construction to construct the approximately one mile section of trail from the current Bridge St Trailhead to the section that currently ends at the Norfolk-Southern Materials Yard. This project has been the focus of the city, the Greenway Commission and the Pathfinders for Greenways for years, and […]

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National Public Lands Day, September 17th

Join Roanoke County and fellow trail enthusiasts at Explore Park for a day of giving back to our public lands. The project will be to reroute a section of the Yellow Trail between Chestnut Ridge Road and the Blue Ridge Bike Park. We will be constructing about 700 feet of new bench cut trail and […]

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Repaving completed on eastern end of Roanoke River Greenway.

The City of Roanoke’s Parks and Recreation Department has completed the repaving of the Roanoke River Greenway from the the Bridge at Bennington Road to the Shell Station. This project was necessitated by the growth of invasive trees along the greenways, which had buckled the pavement. The Pathfinders’ Midweek Crew helped city staff remove the […]

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Roanoke River Greenway Repaving!

If you have traveled on the Roanoke River Greenway near the Bennington Rd Trailhead, you have undoubtedly noticed the pavement has risen up in several sections, making for a jarring, possibly dangerous surface. These pavement heaves are caused by the adjacent invasive trees, whose roots have grown under the pavement in search of water. Beginning […]

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Take the survey to Support the East Roanoke River Greenway

Help complete the East Roanoke River Greenway! Roanoke County and VDOT are working on the potential future alignment of the Greenway from Roanoke City to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Funding for this project is dependent on demonstrated community support, so the more people we can get to take the survey and say “yes, I want […]

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Temporary closure of Roanoke River Greenway Section – UPDATE

The work has been completed and the Greenway is now open. AEP will being doing utility work in the area where the Roanoke River Greenway goes under Jefferson St SW, near the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, necessitating a closure and detour. Greenway Users can follow Wiley Dr. under the Norfolk Southern bridge and return to […]

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