Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


July 31, 2017


LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 501 in Halifax County from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School, 1011 Sydnor Jennings Road, Nathalie, VA, 24577.

The primary purpose of this project is to improve safety and operations by constructing passing lanes along an approximately 2-mile section of Route 501 near Route 610 in Halifax County, widening shoulders, including edgeline and centerline rumble stripes and adjusting the vertical alignment to address sight distance issues. During construction one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times with temporary lane closures using traffic control devices, including lane closures.

The new section of roadway will have two 12-foot travel lanes, one 12-foot passing lane, 8-foot shoulders with 4-foot paved and 4-foot ditches in areas requiring cut.

No formal presentation is planned at the open house style hearing. VDOT staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. The public can review project plans, ask questions and obtain information about the project’s timeline, cost and travel impacts, as well as provide feedback on the project orally or in writing.

Written comments can also be submitted by mail to Daniel Brown P.E., Project Manager, 4219 Campbell Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24501 through September 8. Email comments can be sent to

Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting may contact VDOT at 434-856-8265, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.

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