The City of Lynchburg plans to reconstruct a new section of Lakeside Drive in order to improve traffic flow through the existing intersection at Lakeside Drive/ College Drive/ Old Forest Road and as a requested precursor to the College Lake Dam Removal project. These modifications will enhance safety and improve access to the University of Lynchburg, via Hopwood Drive.
The Lakeside Drive Bridge Over Blackwater Creek design-build project will realign U.S. 221 Lakeside Drive north of the existing roadway as a four-lane highway from Blue Ridge Street to the east of Joel Street. In addition to the associated road construction, the project will include the following key features:
Roundabout intersection between Old Forest Road, College Drive, Lakeside Drive, and Hopwood Drive.
Realignment of the existing intersection between Old Forest Road, College Drive, and Lakeside Drive, including the removal of existing signalization features.
Four-lane, multi-span bridge with shared-use paths over Blackwater Creek.
Addition of sidewalks for improved pedestrian travel throughout the project area.