VDOT News - Lynchburg



Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Feb. 5, 2021


LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announces that the start of reconstruction of Woody’s Lake Road (state route 682) in Amherst County, will be delayed and as a result will not be completed until 2022.  An updated schedule will be available later this year.

This start is being delayed because the lone contract bid submitted for construction of the project was rejected after it exceeded the limits of the engineering estimate. In addition, during the public involvement process, VDOT committed to closing Woody’s Lake at Trojan Road while school was out and the construction schedule will need to be adjusted to accomplish this.

Woody’s Lake Road serves a collection of large neighborhoods, access to a middle school, community center, baseball and football facilities and to major retailers in the southern portion of the county. The road, connected to a corridor of statewide significance, is heavily traveled. Traffic volumes and development are expected to grow along the corridor.

The project, submitted and approved for SMART SCALE funding in fiscal year 2017, reconstructs Woody’s Lake Road. The current road is narrow, curvy and uneven which creates difficulties for motorists and pedestrians.

Additional details about the $7.8 million project may be viewed on the SMART SCALE website.  “Virginia’s SMART SCALE program provides a method of picking the right transportation projects for funding to ensure the best use of limited tax dollars.”

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