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    Lakeside Drive Bridge Over Blackwater Creek

    West End
    The City of Lynchburg plans to reconstruct a new section of Lakeside Drive in order to improve traffic flow through the existing intersection at Lakeside Drive/ College Drive/ Old Forest Road and as a requested precursor to the College Lake Dam Removal project. These modifications will enhance safety and improve access to the University of Lynchburg, via Hopwood Drive.
    Project Description

    The Lakeside Drive Bridge Over Blackwater Creek design build project will realign US 221 Lakeside Drive north of the existing roadway as a four-lane highway from Blue Ridge Street to east of Joel Street. In addition to the associated road construction, the project will include the following key features:

    • Roundabout intersection between Old Forest Road, College Drive, Lakeside Drive and Hopwood Drive.
    • Realignment of the existing intersection between Old Forest Road, College Drive, and Lakeside Drive, including the removal of existing signalization features.
    • Four-Lane, multi-span bridge with Shared Use Paths over Blackwater Creek.
    • Addition of sidewalks for improved pedestrian travel throughout the project area.
    Notice to Proceed:
    Design and Permitting Phase:
    Construction Start:
    Projected Completion:
    February 25, 2020
    Fall 2020
    June 30, 2023
    Public Involvement

    A public involvement meeting will be scheduled to engage the community and gather additional public input about the project area. Meetings will be publicized via the project, email list, news media outlets, including press releases, social media and updates to this webpage.


    To receive the latest information on the project, including construction impacts and opportunities for public involvement, please sign up for email updates below.
    Contractor: English Construction Lakesideinfo@englishconst.com