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The need for the US 29 South Lynchburg bypass.
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ROBERT S JORDAN
2017-02-27 07:38:40 UTC
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I have been traveling US 29 south of Lynchburg for years & notice that traffic getting bad for the last 10 years.

In 2005 The Madison heights bypass was opened.

In 2014 the Obama FHWA killed the US 29 Charlottesville bypass just as the dirt was about to move.

VDOT is doing a traffic management study on US 29 in Campbell co

They said short of building the bypass they want to close some lanes & crossovers.

It time to Build the South Lynchburg Bypass.

Charlottesville isn't using the money.

What do u think?

Robert Jordan
Lynchburg, VA
Scott M. Kozel
2017-03-02 02:39:38 UTC
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Post by ROBERT S JORDAN
I have been traveling US 29 south of Lynchburg for years & notice that traffic getting bad for the last 10 years.
In 2005 The Madison heights bypass was opened.
In 2014 the Obama FHWA killed the US 29 Charlottesville bypass just as the dirt was about to move.
VDOT is doing a traffic management study on US 29 in Campbell co
They said short of building the bypass they want to close some lanes & crossovers.
It time to Build the South Lynchburg Bypass.
Charlottesville isn't using the money.
Yes they are ... they along with the state's cooperation are
wasting it on a package of road projects called "Places 29",
with projects like the Rio Road interchange that consumed
over $80 million and will have hardly any benefit for the thru
traffic.
e***@gmail.com
2017-03-03 18:39:42 UTC
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And Scott M. Kozel sez they're building traffic interchanges along Route 29 and not have any effect on the throug traffic. If they're not going to build bypasses they should build frontage roads with slip roads grade separations at the major streets instead of these lame interchanges. This gets rid of all the in-and-out driveways for all the businesses lining the road as well as the traffic lights. Plus, the existing road becomes limited access.
Scott M. Kozel
2017-03-03 21:24:19 UTC
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Post by e***@gmail.com
And Scott M. Kozel sez they're building traffic interchanges along Route 29 and not have any effect on the throug traffic. If they're not going to build bypasses they should build frontage roads with slip roads grade separations at the major streets instead of these lame interchanges. This gets rid of all the in-and-out driveways for all the businesses lining the road as well as the traffic lights. Plus, the existing road becomes limited access.
The are not going to upgrade Emmett Street to full freeway
standards without massive right-of-way impacts and spending
three or four times what it would cost to build the bypass.
e***@gmail.com
2017-03-06 21:23:05 UTC
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What part of US-29 is Emmett Street? I googled it and can't find it!
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The are not going to upgrade Emmett Street to full freeway
standards without massive right-of-way impacts and spending
three or four times what it would cost to build the bypass.
Anyway any part of US-29 that can't be upgraded to freeway standards needs to be bypassed. Of course, VDOT may decide that just building interchanges would be the most "cost-effective" option... just like US-1 in Saugus MA, Route 9 west of I-95/Route 128 near Boston or certain US highways in Northern New Jersey.
Scott M. Kozel
2017-03-07 02:30:53 UTC
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What part of US-29 is Emmett Street? I googled it and can't find it!
The arterial US-29 north of C-ville.
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Post by Scott M. Kozel
The are not going to upgrade Emmett Street to full freeway
standards without massive right-of-way impacts and spending
three or four times what it would cost to build the bypass.
Anyway any part of US-29 that can't be upgraded to freeway standards needs to be bypassed. Of course, VDOT may decide that just building interchanges would be the most "cost-effective" option... just like US-1 in Saugus MA, Route 9 west of I-95/Route 128 near Boston or certain US highways in Northern New Jersey.
That was the original plan as Robert discussed, a bypass extension for
6 miles north of the existing bypass.

Scott M. Kozel
2017-03-05 01:44:57 UTC
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Post by ROBERT S JORDAN
I have been traveling US 29 south of Lynchburg for years & notice that traffic getting bad for the last 10 years.
In 2005 The Madison heights bypass was opened.
In 2014 the Obama FHWA killed the US 29 Charlottesville bypass just as the dirt was about to move.
VDOT is doing a traffic management study on US 29 in Campbell co
They said short of building the bypass they want to close some lanes & crossovers.
It time to Build the South Lynchburg Bypass.
Definitely, the southern portion of the Lynchburg/Madison Heights Bypass
needs to be built. Extend from US-460 southward and tie into existing
US-29 a mile or two south of where VA-24 junctions US-29. Big improvement
for both local traffic and thru traffic on US-29.
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