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CONTACT:
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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Paula.Jones@vdot.virginia.gov

LYN-15-098

July 27, 2015



TRACTOR TRAILERS RESTRICTED FROM USE OF ROUTE 617 IN AMHERST COUNTY

LYNCHBURG – Following several instances during which tractor trailers have become stuck and/or lost their loads, all trucks over 40 feet in length will be prohibited from Route 617, Poorhouse Road in Amherst County according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

VDOT has determined through an engineering study that trucks using this roadway are not in the best interest of the general public. Appropriate signage will be erected to alert truckers to this closure as soon as it becomes available.



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