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    US 501/US 221 Intersection Improvement Project - Environ. Assessment Study

    The City of Lynchburg is proposing roadway improvements in the vicinity of the intersection of US 221 (Lakeside Drive) and US 501 (Lynchburg Expressway) to improve safety, increase capacity and reduce delays which currently present some of the highest levels of congestion in the City of Lynchburg.  Continued commercial, retail and housing growth has pushed the intersection over capacity as exhibited by delays experienced during the peak hours of travel.

    The current scope of work is to identify roadway improvement alternatives and prepare an Environmental Assessment for the alternatives being considered.  The Environmental Assessment is a study conducted by engineers, planners and environmental professionals to establish impacts, either positive or negative, about the project.  It will consist of a technical evaluation and identify potential economic, social and environmental effects of the proposed roadway improvement alternatives.

    The study area includes south of Breezewood Drive on US 501, west of Breezewood Drive on US 221, north of Rail Road Bridge on Old Forest Road, west of Old Forest Road/US 501 Intersection and east of Country Place Lane on US 221 (see attached map).

    A number of public involvement meetings will be scheduled later in the year to keep citizens engaged and gather input about the project.

    This work will be completed in coordination with Virginia Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the City of Lynchburg.

    For more information, contact Heather Kennedy, Cella Molnar & Associates at or (434) 528-3041.

    Click here to view a map of the affected area.