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 will largely complete the Roanoke River Greenway within the Roanoke City limits. The project includes going under the Bridge St Bridge, under two NS bridges and a new, 270-ft bridge across the Roanoke River. Add into this some other design challenges and it explains the lengthy process to get this completed. Construction is slated to begin late Winter and should be completed by early Spring, 2023.