A paving project in the Lynchburg area that is expected to slow traffic on Wards Road begins Wednesday night.

The City of Lynchburg is milling and paving the southbound lane of Wards Road between Atlanta Avenue and the City of Lynchburg limits. Crews will be working from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Sept. 18.

Traffic will be down to one lane. Drivers are asked to find a different route, if possible.