Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Sept. 5, 2014


LYNCHBURG- Motorists should be alert to road and/or lane closures and possible delays as crews under contract to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) perform regularly-scheduled safety inspections at the locations listed below, weather permitting.

VDOT inspects all its bridges at least once every two years unless there are issues with a structure due to age, deterioration, bridge damage or other known concerns. In these cases, more frequent inspections are conducted. Routine bridge inspections continue to ensure that all Virginia bridges remain safe for motorists. When bridge inspectors find any safety concerns, bridges are immediately posted to reduce weight limits or closed until necessary repairs are made. Other structures (signs, signals, etc.) are inspected on a regular basis.

  • Amherst County: Sept. 11: Route 604 (Bobwhite Road) over US 29 Bypass. There will be lane closures on the bypass.
  • Lynchburg: Sept. 8: Route 670 (Candlers Mtn Road) over US 29/460 Bypass. There will be lane closures on the bypass. Route 128 (Canders Mtn Road) over Route 29 Business. There will be lane closures on 29 Business.
  • South Boston: Sept. 26: Route 501 (Broad St.) over the Dan River. There will be lane closures on Route 501.

Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling through these and any highway work zones. For additional information about work zones statewide, visit or call 511.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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