Storm drain installation to temporarily close section of Lakeside Drive in Lynchburg overnights this week

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Overnight storm drain installation will take place along a stretch of Lakeside Drive in Lynchburg.

The work will be performed from Monday, Aug. 2 through Thursday, Aug. 5 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Areas affected on Lakeside Drive include along and across areas of Old Forest Road near the intersection of Lakeside Drive as part of the Lakeside Drive Bridge Over Blackwater Creek Project.

Flaggers will be in place to alternate traffic flow along Old Forest Road during these hours; however, motorists are urged to find alternative routes to avoid delays.

City crews are reconstructing 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.

Upon completion, the modifications should enhance the safety of the area as well as improve access to the University of Lynchburg, via Hopewood Drive.

For details about the project, click here.

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