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Lynchburg gets a turning lane

Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm

We’ve hit the big time now.

State highway officials are busy this week putting in a turning lane on a stretch of Majors Boulevard from Jack Daniel Distillery to Elm Street.

The construction will change this section of local road from a two-lane highway to a three-lane highway with a turn lane running down the center.

“I want to make sure we get the word out,” said Moore County Sheriff Mark Logan. “There will no longer be any parking allowed on the sides of Majors Boulevard.”

Mayor Sloan Stewart says Metro requested the project through Senator Jim Tracy’s office to address traffic congestion created during Lynchburg’s popular annual events.

“The accommodations provided by said turning lanes will allow for a smoother flow of traffic into the Jack Daniel’s Distillery Visitor’s Center, as well as for police and emergency vehicle traffic coming into and out of South Elm Street,” states a letter from Mayor Stewart’s office to Senator Tracy in early January.

According to local officials, the project should be completed by the weekend.

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