Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Week of Feb. 3-7


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Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit

District-wide activities:

Crews will perform various maintenance activities throughout the district. Many of these operations will be mobile in nature; however, motorists should anticipate slow moving equipment, the presence of staff, and possible lane/shoulder/road closure. Activities include, but are not limited to bridge maintenance, guardrail maintenance, brush cutting, surface/shoulder work, work orders, mowing, boom axing, drainage work and roadside cleanup.

Amherst County:  

Route 29 (60 – Tye River)- Crew will repairs shoulders/ditches.

Route 29 S near 130 overpass and Route 60  –  Crew will repair shoulders. Flaggers will assist motorists.

Route 29 Bus N & S and Route 778, Lowesville area – Crew will boom axe.

Route 130 (685 – 727) – Crew will repair shoulder and clean culvert.

Route 671 – Crew will brush cut, boom axe.

Please note districtwide activities above.

Appomattox County:

Route 627 & 633 – Crew will boom axe. Flaggers will assist motorists.

Please note districtwide activities above.

Buckingham County:  

Please note districtwide activities above.

Campbell County:  

Route 29 Bus., Altavista –Closed w/detour during bridge replacement. Est. comp. May 2021.

Route 29 Bus @ 1466 – Construction of right turn lane. Completion – August 21, 2020.

Route 501 @ Route 761 – Crew will work pavement messaging.

Route 600 – Crew will make slope repairs. Flaggers will assist motorists.

Route 622 – Road reconstruction and bridge over Flat Creek. Delays possible. Est. comp. Sept. 2021.

Route 623. Route 646 (460 – 24) and Route 811/812 – Crew will repair shoulders.

Please note districtwide activities above.

Charlotte County:   

Route 652, Craftons Gate AHQ – Rural Rustic project.

Please note districtwide activities above.

Cumberland County:  

Please note districtwide activities above.

Halifax County:  

Route 49, Cluster Springs AHQ – Crew will repair surface.

Route 58, Cluster Springs AHQ– Crew will clean drop inlet pipe.

Route 58 @ Route 931, Route 501 – Crew will work on traffic signals.

Route 360, Bethel AHQ – Crew will boom axe.

Route 658, Cluster Springs AHQ – Crew will cut limbs.

Route 683 (680-685) – Closed for bridge replacement. Detour 683, VA 360 & 680. Est. comp. – 8/20.

Please note districtwide activities above.


Odd Fellows Road –Temporary lane closures, changes in traffic pattern during project.

Nelson County:  

Route 29 @ Route 29 Bus – Crew will work signage.

Route 29 (Lovingston – Amherst Co line) – Crew will work shoulders during mobile operations.

Route 151 (664 – 56) – Crew will work shoulders.

Route 655 (653 – 662) – Crew will clean ditches and pipe.

Route 794 – Crew will perform drainage work on Rural Rustic project. Flaggers will assist motorists.

Route 623 and 814 – Crew will boom axe.

Please note districtwide activities above.

Pittsylvania County:  

Route 29 N over Banister River – One lane of traffic only on bridge. Signs and other traffic control alert motorists to this change.

Route 29, Rondo AHQ – Crew will assist with installation of lane dividers.

Route 40 over Pigg River – Construction of temporary bridge adjacent to existing structure. 45 mph in work zone. Watch for construction vehicles entering/exiting work zone. Flagging operations occasionally in use. Estimated completion of temporary structure- summer 2020.

Route 638 (634 – 640) –Closed until 2/14 for bridge repairs. Detour: 640, 685, 646, 642 & 634 to 638.

Route 642 over Shula Rd – Road narrowed to 11’.

Route 727 @ Fall Creek (745-41) –Closed until 2/28 for culvert repairs. Detour: 745, 719, 744 & 41.

Route 730 over Sandy Creek – Bridge and approach work. Completion October 16, 2020.

Please note districtwide activities above.

Prince Edward County:  

Routes 360 and 460 – Crew will boom axe and cut behind guardrail.

Route 622 (360-624) – Closed for bridge, approach work over NSRR. Detour via 622 to 360 to 360B/460E to 724 and 624 back to 622. Est. comp. September 2020.

Please note districtwide activities above.

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