Lynchburg, VA - A big construction project kicked off in Midtown Lynchburg Tuesday.
The Midtown Connector Project has been years in the works. At one point, it was actually named the Crosstown Connector.
The $18 million project means road widening, a roundabout and upgrades to storm sewers and water lines.
The overall look and feel of Midtown will change.
This first phase of construction will shut down the intersection of Kemper and Park and Fort near the old Triangle Diner.
"I ask everyone to remember that progress is often inconvenient - at least for a short while, but the benefits are longlasting," said Ceasor Johnson, the vice mayor
The Midtown Connector is expected to be done November 2014.
You can see a map of the project here.