Reconstruction of Timberlake and Waterlick Road delayed until 2023
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced Thursday that the start of reconstruction of the Timberlake Road (U.S. 460 Business) and Waterlick Road (state route 622) intersection in Campbell County, will be delayed.
They say the $2.2 million project will not be completed until 2023.
They say the delay is because no bids were received when they first advertised.
Because no bids were received, VDOT re-evaluated the traffic delays at the intersection and determined that some of the work could be accomplished during daytime hours instead of nighttime.
However, they say some portions of the work will still require night work.
“The purpose of this project is to improve the operations and safety of the existing Route 460 Business, Timberlake Road intersection with Waterlick Road. The project will extend and offset the left turn lanes on Timberlake Road, and extend the right turn lane westbound on Waterlick Road. In addition, Waterlick Road west of the intersection will be widened to accommodate left turning truck movements. Access management principles will be used to optimize operations of the intersection,” a release stated.
This project was submitted and approved for SMART SCALE funding in fiscal year 2017.