ROANOKE CO., Va. — It’s one of the largest road construction projects going on in our region.
We're talking about the Route 221 between the Cave Spring and Back Creek area of Roanoke County.
Crews having been working on the project for two years, and it will still be one more year before it’s finished.
When this project first started, there were a lot of delays for drivers.
They are not as frequent these days, but more changes coming in the next few months that will impact the commute.
Anyone who drives Route 221 knows the problem.
It's a windy road famous for its "S" curve and for the big backups near Cotton Hill Road.
“Especially at five o'clock when everybody was getting off of work, traffic would be backed up and if you were trying to turn onto Cotton Hill people would be slamming on their brakes,” Roanoke County resident Jaime Vankerckhove said.