Water Main Break detour map

UPDATE: Rivermont Avenue has reopened after a water main break at the intersection of Link Road closed it temporarily.

While the break has been fixed, that section of road will close again at 4 a.m. Friday so crews can make permanent repairs to the road, according to the Lynchburg Department of Water Resources.

A separate water main break on Williams Road also was repaired.

While detours will be in place, officials ask drivers to avoid the area.


UPDATE: The water main break at Rivermont Avenue and Link Road has been repaired and the intersection is expected to reopen later this morning, the city's water department said. 

Water service has been restored, and crews are making temporary repairs to the road. That part of the road will be closed tomorrow for permanent repairs, the department said.

"Once Rivermont Avenue, Link Road and Boonsboro Road are permanently reopened, our crews will close Williams Road to repair a water main break there," the Lynchburg Department of Water Resources said.

Drivers still are asked to avoid the area if possible.


EARLIER: Rivermont Avenue is closed near Oakwood Country Club due to to a water main break at the intersection of Rivermont and Link Road, the city's water department said.

"Motorists are asked to avoid the area if at all possible in order to prevent more traffic delays during the morning commute," the Lynchburg Department of Water Resources said on social media.

The department described the following detours in place:

"Westbound traffic on Rivermont Avenue (headed away from Lynchburg) is being detoured onto VES Road to Williams Road to Trents Ferry Road.

"Eastbound traffic on Rivermont Avenue (headed into Lynchburg) is being detoured onto Parkland Drive to Link Road. Citizens who use Link Road should find an alternate route other than Rivermont Avenue until further notice."

The water department added, "Residents in the area may also experience discolored water or low water pressure while the water main is being repaired. Crews are still evaluating the break and will advise if a boil water notice is necessary. Watch for updates throughout the day."

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