CROZET, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia Department of Transportation wants to hear from the public as it moves ahead with plans to replace a bridge in Crozet, which could have a big impact on drivers.

Over 7,000 people use this bridge daily in order to get to and from downtown Crozet.

The bridge was built in 1921, and it now needs rehabilitation that could impact traffic for months.

VDOT hosted a hearing at the Crozet Library on Wednesday, April 17, to showcase the plans and get public comment.

The first option to replace the Route 240 Bridge would close Crozet Avenue at Lickinghole Creek for six months and detour traffic.

The second option would keep Crozet Avenue open, but reduce it down to one lane with temporary signals to control traffic for eight months.

The total project is estimated to cost $2.2 million and start in the fall of 2022.

If you didn’t make it to the hearing on Wednesday, you can learn more about the project here and email comments regarding the project by clicking here. Comments will be accepted until April 27th.