BEDFORD, Va. -

The schedule is changing for a major road project in Bedford.

As WDBJ7 first reported last month, the Virginia Department of Transportation is rebuilding part of Route 460 west of Bedford.

Engineers are lowering the westbound lanes to make them even with the eastbound side.

When construction gets underway, traffic will be down to just two lanes and the speed limit will be lowered to 35.

The change was supposed to start this week, but the project is now being delayed until June.

More than 8,000 people are expected to visit Bedford for the 70th anniversary of D-Day and contractors didn't want construction to cause problems.

In the meantime some work will be happening in the median and police will be strictly enforcing the 50 mile-per-hour speed limit.

"Sometimes workers are on the side of the road," explained Lt. Todd Foreman with the Bedford Police Department.  "If someone doesn't see them until too late, they could strike them and injure them.  Our job is to keep that from happening."

Major construction on 460 is now slated to begin June 9.