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Roanoke Times Article Shows that Outdoor Construction Projects in the Region are Continuing

In the challenging times of COVID-19 related lockdowns and stay at home orders, the occasional good news story is a welcome departure from the daily gloom bombarding your email inbox and the newspaper pages. The Roanoke Times ran an article concerning the status of outdoor construction projects in the region. The article quotes Gordon Dixon, CEO of the AGCVA, and a friend of ours, who reports that as of this week, the AGCVA has not received reports of significant shutdowns. Mr. Dixon also noted that the situation is changing daily, and that contractors remain concerned about the potential unavailability of inspectors to review and approve work. The City of Roanoke’s inspectors continue to carry out inspections, and the article specifically notes that the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute project on the Virginia Tech-Carilion campus is continuing. The article does point out that certain private projects are currently on hold at the request of the project owners, quoting Sam Lionberger, III of Lionberger Construction. VDOT confirmed that its projects in the region are continuing. Also of concern is a note that planning commission activities are suspended, which will delay the commencement of some future projects.

Stay safe and healthy out there.

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