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Candlers Mountain Road bridge to close temporarily for repairs

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - The Candlers Mountain Road bridge over US 460 in Lynchburg will closed for three to five weeks, as early as next week.

The bridge will be closed while joint seals in the structure are repaired and/or replaced by Burleigh Construction, Inc. under the Districtwide Bridge Maintenance Contract, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

A signed detour will be in place directing motorists to use Liberty Mountain Drive and University Boulevard.

Signs and other traffic control devices will be used to alert motorists to these operations and to the change in traffic pattern