Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
July 25, 2008
CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETING to be HELD for SECTION of ROUTE 460/29 in CITY
Input sought on roadway's future
Citizens will have an opportunity to informally review, discuss and provide input on a proposal to convert Route 460/29 to a limited access facility from Route 501 (Campbell Avenue) to Route 29 (Monacan Parkway). A limited access road is one on which access to and from adjacent properties is controlled.
The four-lane corridor serves as a bridge between two major limited access facilities (U.S. 29 and U.S. 460) and carries more than 35,000 vehicles per day. The westbound lanes of the existing roadway were built in the 1930’s; while the eastbound lanes were constructed in the 1950’s. Numerous private driveways, commercials entrances and street intersections dot the corridor. In addition, the section contains two substandard bridges over Norfolk and Southern Railroad.
Traffic volume on the corridor increased substantially after completion of the Monacan Parkway and the corridor is also utilized daily by employees of some of the areas largest industries, including Intermet, B&W and AREVA. Projections indicate that traffic volume on the road could increase to 51,000 vehicles per day (vpd) by 2025 with the potential of 66,000 vpd should the community develop as envisioned in the City’s comprehensive plan.
The meeting, which is being conducted by RK&K Consulting Engineers, will be held at the James River Conference Center, 400 Church Street in Downtown Lynchburg from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Written and/or verbal comments may be offered at the meeting or may be submitted to the Lynchburg District Location and Design Engineer at P. O. Box 11649, Lynchburg, VA 24506 by September 8, 2008.
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