Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
May 11, 2017
EXPECT DELAYS ON US 460/29 IN LYNCHBURG
Crews begin milling and paving on access management project
LYNCHBURG – Work on the US 29/460 Access Management Project in the City of Lynchburg is beginning to wrap up. Motorists can expect lane closures and some possible delays as the main line, US 460/29, is milled and paved beginning Thursday, May 18, weather permitting. Motorists are urged to slow down and use caution when traveling through this work zone.
Work will begin in the eastbound lanes and one lane of traffic will be maintained during these operations. The current schedule for these activities is:
- Thursday, May 18, 6:30 pm to Friday, May 19, 6:30 am
- Friday, May 19, 8 pm to Saturday, May 20, 8 pm
- Sunday, May 21, 6 am to 8 pm
- All lanes will be open to traffic by 6:30 am, Monday, May 22
Following a similar schedule, the work will resume in the westbound lanes on Thursday, June 1 and continue through Monday, June 5.
The primary purpose of the two-phase project is to provide additional safety improvements on the Route 460/29 corridor from Route 501, Campbell Avenue to Route 29, Monacan Parkway. Phase I included the closure or modification of crossovers, installation of an emergency crossover at Tyreeanna/Holcomb Path, a right-out only connection at Tyreeanna Road and the installation of a jughandle for U-turns and left turns at Concord Turnpike. Phase I was completed in July 2011.
Construction of Phase II began in early 2016. The project includes the construction of auxiliary lanes so traffic entering or leaving Route 460/29 will have dedicated lanes in which to accelerate or decelerate to and from highway speeds, reduced or relocated private and business entrances; access to local businesses and residences in/near the trailer park.
Current information on the planned work may be obtained by calling 511 or viewing information online at www.511virginia.org.
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