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Sept. 5, 2013

Traffic volume expected to increase as opening of Lockn’ Music Festival takes place

LYNCHBURG – As of 6:00 a.m. today (Thursday, September 05, 2013), traffic on U.S. 29  in Nelson County is moving smoothly without any delays.  It is anticipated that the traffic volume will increase throughout the day as visitors arrive at Oak Ridge in Arrington for the multi-day Lockn’ Music Festival.

Over the next few days motorists will encounter several changes in traffic pattern on U.S. 29 in the Lovingston area:

Southbound traffic:  Thru traffic on U.S. 29 South will use the right lane.  Festival attendees or others needing to head north will be directed approximately five miles south of the Oak Ridge Road crossover to a designated U-turn location. Upon completing the U-turn, event traffic will use the right (travel) lane northbound and follow signage to the event site.

Northbound traffic: Thru traffic on U.S. 29 North will use the left lane.  Festival attendees will be directed to use the right (travel) lane and follow signage to the event site.

Access to crossovers will be restricted between Oak Ridge Road (Route 635) and Tye River Road (Route 739) and law enforcement will be monitoring.

Motorists may wish to consider using Route 151 (Patrick Henry Highway) from the intersection of Route 29/151 in Amherst County to the intersection of Route 250/151 in Albemarle County. This route is not recommended for trucks.

Up-to-date information on possible congestion may be obtained by calling 511 or viewing conditions at

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