Opening of Lakeside Drive Bridge Over Blackwater Creek (June 17)

June 16, 2022

The City of Lynchburg announces the opening of the Lakeside Drive Bridge over Blackwater Creek on Friday, June 17, 2022. This marks the end of the first phase of this $26 million project after more than two years of work. Along with the bridge opening comes a shift in the traffic patterns in the Lakeside Drive area near College Drive and Old Forest Road. 

Contractors will be switching the traffic pattern at the intersection of Lakeside Drive and Old Forest Road on Friday, June 17. This switch opens a portion of the new roundabout and the bridge crossing Blackwater Creek. Traffic impacts will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. and will be completed by 3:00 p.m. Motorists should expect some delays during this time.
 
Click here to view a video that explains how drivers should navigate these changes. 

There are still two phases until the full completion of this project, and the new Lakeside Drive bridge area will remain a construction zone until completion. Traffic will be restricted to the interior lanes on the new bridge to allow for work to continue along the route. Drivers are reminded to continue to use caution while traveling through the area.