Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 10, 2015
MOTORISTS SHOULD ANTICIPATE ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC AND DELAYS FOR SESQUICENTENNIAL
LYNCHBURG – The 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse is coming in April and motorists should anticipate additional traffic and delays during the multi-day/multi-location events.
Heavy traffic may occur from Wednesday, April 8 during the arrival of many of the re-enactors and other participants through Thursday, April 9, the actual anniversary with re-enactment of the surrender and into Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12.
Several roads will share the brunt of the traffic: Routes 24, 26, and 460 in Appomattox County, as well as, Route 131- Old Courthouse Road and Route 460 Business in the Town of Appomattox.
Signs, message boards and other traffic controls devices will be used to alert motorists to changes in traffic pattern and possible delays.
Real-time travel information can be found on the 511 Virginia website, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. VDOT updates will also be available on Facebook and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTLynchburg.
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