Route 29/460 Bridges over Norfolk-Southern Railroad, Lynchburg
Project at a Glance
June 30, 2023
Lengths and Limits
0.611 miles, from 0.311 miles west of Norfolk-Southern Railroad to 0.300 miles east of Norfolk-Southern Railroad
Project purpose and description
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.
During construction, two lanes of traffic will be maintained except during permitted hours for lane closures.