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Greenview Drive Intersection Improvements - Lynchburg

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Spring 2016

Est Completion Date
Fall 2017

Cost
$10.8 million

Locality
Lynchburg

District
Lynchburg

Contact
Sharon S. White, P.E.
434-856-8220

General Project Information

The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded this project to design-build contract, Branch Highways, Inc. of Roanoke, VA in January 2015. The contract execution was February 16, 2015 and the notice to proceed was granted on February 18, 2015. 

What is being done?

The Greenview Drive Intersection Improvement Project in Lynchburg is being designed to widen the intersection to increase capacity and improve sight distances. This will be accompanied by widening the intersection from two to four through lanes and adding separate left and right turn lanes in each direction. Vertical sight distances on Greenview Drive and Airport Road will be improved by raising the grades on each side of the intersection with Leesville Road. 

Additional project features include: sidewalks, shared use paths, new traffic signals, stormwater management facilities, new lighting and landscaping. 

All right of way needed for this project has been cleared. Utility relocations are nearing completion. 

Work currently underway

May 17, 2017: Traffic pattern to change on Greenview Drive widening project, Lynchburg: http://bit.ly/2rrUycm

March 16, 2017:

Branch Civil, Inc., primary contractor on the Greenview Drive roadway improvement project has announced the following lanes closures:

 

  • March 17  (Friday) through March 20 (Monday), Greenview Drive from 9 am to 3 pm for utility work;
  • March 21 (Tuesday) and March 22 (Wednesday), northern leg of Leesville Road from 9 am to 3 pm; and
  • March 23 (Thursday) through March 29 (Wednesday), Greenview Drive from 9 am to 3 pm.

Signs and other traffic controls devices will be in place to alert motorists.

2016:

Branch Highways has completed the demolition of the structures on parcels 025 and 026. Borrow material needed for the approach fills is being stockpiled on the project. Erosion and sediment control measures are being installed and maintained throughout the project. Work has begun on the installation of stormwater management facilities along Greenview Drive. Work will soon begin on the demolition of the medians and the temporary pavement widening needed to maintain the project throughout the construction phase. 

Anticipated Traffic Impacts

Traffic will be maintained along Greenview Drive and Airport Road throughout construction. Leesville Road will be widened with temporary pavement to maintain through/right and left turn lanes during construction and to minimize potential closure periods. Short duration closures on each leg of Leesville Road with temporary detours may be required to complete grading work and paving within the intersection. 

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