VDOT News - Lynchburg

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LYN-21-071

Aug. 20, 2021



LOWESVILLE RD BRIDGE, AMHERST COUNTY, STRUCK AGAIN
Lane closed due to damage

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Motorists who use Lowesville Road (Route 778) in Amherst County are once again facing possible delays after the bridge over Piney River was struck by a motor vehicle and damaged for the second time in recent months.

A preliminary damage assessment is complete, one lane of the bridge closed and a temporary signal in place to assist motorists. Repairs are scheduled in the coming weeks.  

In late-May, the bridge railing was damaged and traffic detoured while VDOT bridge crews made repairs.

 Lowesville Road carries over 900 vehicles per day according to a 2014 count.

 Motorists are encouraged to expect delays, slow down and be alert to the presence of the signal, crews and equipment.



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