VDOT News - Lynchburg



Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Sept. 26, 2018


LYNCHBURG, 2 pm – Over the last two months, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Lynchburg District has experienced significant damage to roads and structures as a result of unusually frequent and significant storms.  

In early August, sustained rain damaged Jefferson Drive and Greenwell Court in Campbell County. Repairs are currently underway on Jefferson Drive and are expected to be complete by late-November. Design of the Greenwell Court culvert is underway. VDOT staff is obtaining permanent/temporary property easements and environmental permits, scheduling tree removal and ensuring relocation of a waterline. Once completed, a construction timetable will be determined.

Extremely heavy rain last weekend resulted in additional damage. In Pittsylvania County, Route 973, Colony Road is closed from Route 783, Tomahawk Mill Road to dead end and Route 703, Fairview Road is closed from Route 694, Dairy View Road to Route 57, Halifax Road due to flooding. The following roads/structures are damage. Minor damage is being addressed; however, some structures will be closed for an undetermined time.




618, Farmers Rd

40, E Gretna Rd

892, Mockingbird Rd

695, Twin Arch Rd

721, Livestock Rd


729, Kentuck Rd

360, Old Richmond Rd

659, Laurel Grove Rd

732, Ferguson Rd

725, Bennett Dr

728, Hillside Rd

787, Berryville Rd

605, Toshes Rd

799, Climax Rd

822, Beverly Heights Rd

703/822, Tightsqueeze Rd

1428, Moses Mill Rd

825, Chestnut Level Rd

716, Keeling Dr

717, Hunters Ln

In Campbell County, Route 695, Johnson Creek Road is closed to Route 627, Camping Spring Road. Repairs are underway and the road is expected to reopen by November 9.

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