Bridge Replacement, WSLS 10 Night at Salem Fair and more news today


Here’s a look at some of the stories we’ll be following today as they make headlines in Southwest Virginia:

  • The Roanoke City Council will hold a meeting this morning at 9:00 a.m. An in camera meeting is scheduled to discuss vacancies on certain Board appointed authorities, boards, commissions and committees.

  • The Joint Audit and Legislative Review Commission will hear its staff present on oversight reviews of the Virginia Retirement System and Virginia 529. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the shared committee room of the Pocahontas Building in Richmond.

  • The Roanoke City Council will meet in council chambers at 2:00 p.m. They are looking for candidates for vacancies and upcoming term expirations. These positions include the Building and Fire Code Appeals Board, the Roanoke City Finance Board, the Roanoke Arts Commission, and the Roanoke Public Library Board.

  • The 34th Annual Salem Fair will kick off at the Salem Civic Center Taliaferro Complex. It is the largest free fair in America and attracts 250,000 to 350,000 people each year. This happens from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays and from noon to 11:00 p.m. on weekends. You have until July 10 to enjoy 14 acres of over 40 rides.

  • The Danville City Council will meet to discuss several appropriations, including amending the fiscal year 2022 appropriation order for a Danville Regional Foundation grant in the amount of $4,000,000. This meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m.

  • Starting today, Route 760 Diuguids Lane in Roanoke County will be closed to through traffic for approximately 45 days. This closure is to replace the Roanoke River Bridge which is located at the Salem city limits near the intersection of Route 760 and Route 639 West Riverside Drive. For most of the 45-day closure, traffic may detour via West Riverside Drive and Mill Lane. However, there will be a few three-day periods when a large crane will be used to close the intersection of Route 760 and Route 639. On these days, drivers will need to use Creekside Drive and Lilly Drive to detour . The bridge replacement is expected to be completed in the fall.

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