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Route 29/460 Bridges over Norfolk-Southern Railroad, Lynchburg

Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
June 30, 2023

$15.2 million

Lengths and Limits
0.611 miles, from 0.311 miles west of Norfolk-Southern Railroad to 0.300 miles east of Norfolk-Southern Railroad



Laura Walton

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. 

January 17, 2017 Public Hearing


Comment Sheet 


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