Under Construction: Route 29/460 Bridges over Norfolk-Southern Railroad, Lynchburg
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A Design Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 4-6 pm at the VDOT Lynchburg District Office, Ramey Memorial Auditorium, 4303 Campbell Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24501.
The primary purpose of this project is to replace two bridges and approaches on US 29/460 over Norfolk-Southern Railroad in the City of Lynchburg, east of the Business 501, Campbell Avenue, interchange.
In 2014, the Average Daily Traffic (ADT) volume was 33,102 vehicles with 8.78% trucks. There is a projected Design Year ADT of 46,509 vehicles in 2041.
The existing 29 North/460 East structure was built in 1953, is narrow and in "fair" condition. The existing 29 South/460 West structure was built in 1936 and is in "poor" condition and classified as structurally deficient. Both structures are on the National Highway System and carry a significant amount of traffic.
The 29 South/460 West structure (UPC T18108) will remain on the same alignment; however, the centerline of 29 North/460 East (UPC 104599) will shift slightly to the east.
May 21, 2020 Update:
W. C. English, Inc. of Lynchburg was awarded a $16.9 million contract for the replacement of these structures in the City of Lynchburg.
This project will replace two bridges along a corridor which carries significant traffic. Each structure is classified as structurally deficient which means the structure is safe but in need of improvement/replacement.
Major funding source: State of Good Repair
Lat/Long: 37.381944, -79.114722