The Department of Transportation has organized an advisory panel that includes representatives from Lynchburg City Council and the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce to provide input on the development of plans to improve the U.S. 29 corridor in Charlottesville. The now-halted U.S. 29 bypass in Albemarle County has been the topic of debate for years. Media outlets reports, VDOT is set to make a preliminary report on the project evaluation today to state officials, but won’t offer any final recommendations. Sources say input from the panel of regional stakeholders will help outline a path for moving forward.