Main Street bridge in Lynchburg closed to traffic for demolition

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- The Main Street Bridge replacement project in Lynchburg is in full swing.

Artist Rendering of what finished product will look like (Lynchburg City)

The bridge is now closed off to vehicle and pedestrian traffic to begin the demolition process.

There are several detours in place to get downtown, including Grace Street, Kemper Street, the Florida connection and 210 Madison Heights..

The project will cost about 6.7 million dollars and contractors say it should be finished in a year.

Detours:

From Main Street/Downtown to Main Street E, White Rock Hill:
• Use exit 1B to get onto Route 29 South
• Get off at the Grace Street Exit (exit 2)
• Follow the exit to get back onto Route 29 North
• Use exit 1B to get to Main Street east

From Main Street E, White Rock Hill to Route 29 S
• Use exit 1A to get merge onto Route 29 N, toward Madison Heights
• Follow Route 29 N to the first exit at Route 210.
• Turn left at the light
• Turn left to get on the ramp, then merge onto Route 29 S

From Main Street E, White Rock Hill to downtown
• Use exit 1A to get merge onto Route 29 N, toward Madison Heights
• Follow Route 29 N to the first exit at Route 210.
• Turn left at the light
• Turn left to get on the ramp, then merge onto Route 29 S
• Use exit 1A to get to downtown Lynchburg.

From Main Street/Downtown to Route 29 N
• Use exit 1B to merge onto Route 29 Business South
• Get off at the Grace Street exit
• Follow Grace Street to merge onto Route 29 N

Alternate Routes from Route 29 to downtown
• Use the Kemper Street exit, turn right onto 12th Street toward downtown Lynchburg
• Use the Grace Street exit, and follow Grace Street to 12th Street