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Route 460 and 29, Richmond Highway, Lynchburg-Phase II

Access Management project-Phase II

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Advertise for Construction - April 2015

Cost
$11.7 million

Lengths and Limits
1.310 miles from 0.16 mile east of Route 501 to 1.47 miles east of Route 501

Locality
Lynchburg

District
Lynchburg

Contact
Laura Walton
434-947-6559/1-800-367-7623

Project Purpose

The primary purpose of this project is to provide additional safety improvements on the Route 460/29 corridor from Route 501 (Campbell Avenue) to Route 29 (Monacan Parkway) through the implementation of access management strategies from the intersection with Route 501 to Poston Street.   This project is Phase II of improvements to this corridor. 

Phase I of these improvements included the closure or modification of crossovers, installation of an emergency crossover only 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.  This work is currently underway. 

During Phase II, safety improvements will be realized by reducing speed differentials in the travel lanes and limiting turning movements and conflict points which have contributed to increased traffic crashes since the opening of the Monacan Parkway.  This will be accomplished by constructing 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; reducing and/or relocating private and business entrances; constructing right turn lanes at Falwell Airport and Templeton's Market; constructing a new access road off the auxiliary lane for access to Truck Body Corp. and residents in or near the trailer park.

Right of Way

The construction of this project will require the displacement of 15 owner-families, approximately five tenant- families and two businesses.

As VDOT completes the plans for this project, additional easements for utility relocations may be required beyond the proposed right of way shown on the public hearing plans.  The property owners will be informed of the exact location of the easements during the right of way acquisition process and prior to construction. 

Information about right of way acquisition is discussed in VDOT’s brochure entitled, Right of Way and Utilities: a guide for Property Owners and Tenants.  Copies of this booklet are available from VDOT‘s right of way agent.

After this meeting, information regarding right of way may be obtained from the right of way contact listed on the back of this brochure.

Public Hearing Brochure

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