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    Lakeside Drive Bridge Over Blackwater Creek

    Overall
    West End
    Roundabout
    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.
    Schedule
    Notice to Proceed:
    Design and Permitting Phase:
    Construction Start:
    Projected Completion:
    February 25, 2020
    Ongoing
    Fall 2020
    June 30, 2023

     

    Public Involvement

    THE PUBLIC MEETING PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LYNCHBURG HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
    The meeting will be rescheduled at a future date, not yet determined. 

    The following video was scheduled to be shown at the August 6th public involvement meeting that was cancelled due to Covid19 concerns. The video includes project background and overview of the scheduled phases of development. 
    Please email questions to Lakesideinfo@englishconst.com








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    Contractor: English Construction Lakesideinfo@englishconst.com