Odd Fellows Road Interchange @ Routes 460/29
Project at a Glance
Raina A. Rosado, P.E.
Odd Fellows Road serves industrial traffic as an entrance to the City of Lynchburg's Industrial Park, as well as other commercial properties in the immediate area. Presently, Odd Fellows Road begins at US Route 29 (Lynchburg Expressway) crossing Mayflower Drive and dead ends south of Mayflower Drive.
The City of Lynchburg has voiced strong support for this project. It has been ranked by the City Council as third on their road improvements priority list. On August 18, 2011, the extension of Odd Fellows Road with a new interchange at Route 460/29 was adopted to the Central Virginia Transportation Improvement Program.
The functional classification of Route 460 is Rural Principal Arterial Freeway with a minimum proposed design speed of 70 mph. Odd Fellows Road is maintained by the City of Lynchburg and is classified as an Urban Local Street (Industrial) and shall be designed at a minimum design speed of 40 mph. Route 837 (Top Ridge Road) is also an Urban Local Street and shall be designed with a 40 mph design speed.
The project is anticipated to be delivered through the Design-Build procurement process. Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity - the design-build team- works under a single contract with the project owner (VDOT) to provide design and construction services.
Utilizing the Design-Build Process will streamline procurement and construction of this project. VDOT will prepare the base documents and define the scope of the project. Then, the design-build team will begin construction while design is still underway, greatly reducing the overall time and cost to complete the entire project.
Draft Environmental Assessment
January 8, 2013 Location and Design Public Hearing
This meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. in the Information Technology Center, City of Lynchburg, 3550 Young Place, Lynchburg, VA 24501 between 4-6 p.m. No formal presentations will be made.
In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the same time and location.
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