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Crews finish work on first phase of Lynchburg's midtown connector

By Tim Saunders, tsaunders@wdbj7.com
Published On: Nov 15 2013 04:42:12 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 15 2013 10:22:43 PM EST

Fort has been cut offfrom Park and Kemper since 2008, when a bridge was destroyed by fire.

LYNCHBURG, Va. -

A Lynchburg intersection is reopening, after being shut down for more than five years.

Traffic will start moving through the junction of Fort Avenue, Park Avenue, and Kemper Street Saturday morning.

Fort has been cut off from Park and Kemper since April of 2008, when a bridge was destroyed by fire.

The new intersection is part of the Midtown Connector.  It's a three-year project to redesign and beautify a series of roads leading to Lynchburg General Hospital.

Work will continue on Langhorne Road through the end of next year.