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Vital Lynchburg road to see bridge replacement

Work on the Link Road bridge will begin Monday.
Construction on the Link Road bridge will begin Monday.
Construction on the Link Road bridge will begin Monday.(WDBJ7)
Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 5:07 PM EST
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Lynchburg drivers can expect a detour around one part of a vital road beginning Monday.

Work will begin then to replace the bridge on Link Road.

City officials say the bridge is over 60 years old and has reached its life span.

They plan to improve that area by raising the new bridge and making other improvements.

A detour will be in place until the project is finished.

“The new bridge, when it’s gonna be raised, it’ll be a flatter driving experience and there’ll be new pavement throughout. There’s gonna be a new sidewalk on the downstream side of the bridge. The overall bridge itself is gonna have some aesthetic treatments that are gonna look really nice,” said Seth Campbell, City of Lynchburg construction coordinator.

The project should be complete next August.

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