Odd Fellows Road Interchange at 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 current Odd Fellows Road Interchange project is being delivered through VDOT's traditional design-bid-build process by in-house Lynchburg District staff.
Alternative Project Delivery Potential
There is potential for delivery of the project as a public-private partnership under the Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA) of 1995 as amended. An unsolicited proposal was submitted on July 3, 2013 and acted upon by the PPTA Steering Committee on July 19, 2013. The Steering Committee concurred with the recommendation to advance to have the Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3) perform the Detail-Level Screening and provide that information to the Commissioner and PPTA Steering Committee for a subsequent decision whether to advance to procurement under the PPTA. The Project Fact Sheet below contains additional information.
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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