City officials say one lane of the City Expressway is about to be closed long-term near the Main Street Bridge. It’s the southbound right lane, and the closure is part of the project to tear down the current bridge and build a new one. Officials say the lane closure will take effect on Wednesday.

From Lynchburg City: Beginning Wednesday, January 24, the southbound right lane of the Route 29 Lynchburg Expressway, near the Main Street Bridge, will be closed long term to allow for the demolition of the old Main Street Bridge and the construction of the new bridge.  Motorists are asked to be aware of the closure and to proceed accordingly.  Detour signage will be in place.

The Main Street Bridge Replacement Project includes:

An interactive detour map is available on the City of Lynchburg’s website at