Candlers Mountain Road Repairs Hit a Snag

Lynchburg, VA - Construction on Candlers Mountain Road will take longer than VDOT expected.

A spokesperson says the reason, crews found more deteriorated steel on the bridge.

They expect to push the completion date past the Black Friday deadline but don't know how much later it will be.

VDOT says during the busy holiday season it will open all lanes of traffic to shoppers trying to get to and from River Ridge Mall.

Transportation officials and construction crews are meeting this week to determine a new finish date.