Route 460 and 29, Richmond Highway, Lynchburg-Phase II
|Access Management project-Phase II|
Project at a Glance
Lengths and Limits
1.310 miles from 0.16 mile east of Route 501 to 1.47 miles east of Route 501
Velji Desai, P.E.
434-856-8255 / 1-800-367-7623
The primary purpose of this project was to provide additional safety improvements on the Route 460 / 29 corridor from Route 501 (Campbell Avenue) to Route 29 (Monacan Parkway) through the implementation of access management strategies from the intersection with Route 501 to Poston Street.
This project was Phase II of improvements to this corridor.
Phase I of these improvements included the closure or modification of crossovers, installation of an emergency crossover only at Tyreeanna / Holcomb Path, a right-out only connection at Tyreeanna Road and the installation of a jughandle for U-turns and left turns at Concord Turnpike.
This work was completed in July 2011.
During Phase II, safety improvements were realized by reducing speed differentials in the travel lanes and limiting turning movements and conflict points which have contributed to increased traffic crashes since the opening of the Monacan Parkway.
This was accomplished by:
- Constructing auxiliary lanes so traffic entering or leaving Route 460 / 29 has dedicated lanes in which to accelerate or decelerate to and from highway speeds
- Reducing and/or relocating private and business entrances
- Constructing right turn lanes at Falwell Airport and Templeton's Market
- Constructing a new access road off the auxiliary lane for access to Truck Body Corp. and residents in or near the trailer park
- Project awarded: Dec. 9, 2015
- ContracteExecuted: Jan. 7, 2016
- Construction started: Jan. 25, 2016
- Early completion: Aug. 18, 2017
- Contract completion: Nov. 16, 2017
- Speed limits were reduced to 45 mph throughout the length and duration of the project.
- Lane closures were only allowed during the following timeframes:
- Monday through Thursday - 6:30 pm to 6:30 am
- Friday - 8 pm to 6:30 am
- Saturday - no restrictions
- Sunday - allowed only with approval of project engineer
- Access and entrances were maintained and useable at all times during construction