Crews finish work on first phase of Lynchburg's midtown connector

POSTED: 04:42 PM EST Nov 15, 2013    UPDATED: 10:22 PM EST Nov 15, 2013 
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LYNCHBURG, Va. -

A Lynchburg intersection is reopening, after being shut down for more than five years.

Traffic will start moving through the junction of Fort Avenue, Park Avenue, and Kemper Street Saturday morning.

Fort has been cut off from Park and Kemper since April of 2008, when a bridge was destroyed by fire.

The new intersection is part of the Midtown Connector.  It's a three-year project to redesign and beautify a series of roads leading to Lynchburg General Hospital.

Work will continue on Langhorne Road through the end of next year.