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Part of Route 29 to close for Main Street Bridge project

Construction on the Main Street Bridge (Kari Beal/WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Part of Route 29 in Lynchburg will be closed during the Main Street Bridge Replacement Project.

The southbound right lane will close Wednesday, January 24, to allow for demolition of the old bridge, and construction of the new bridge.

Drivers should proceed with caution.

Officials say detour signs will be in place.

The project includes:

  • raising the height of the structure to provide greater clearance for traffic traveling north and south on the Lynchburg Expressway
  • lengthening the bridge at both ends to provide greater clearance to traffic on the Lynchburg Expressway
  • improvements to the acceleration and deceleration lanes used to enter/exit the northbound lane of Route 29 Business
  • improvements to the aesthetics of the Main Street Bridge

For information on detours, click here, and here.

The latest timeline from Lynchburg officials say the project should be completed in November.

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