Less Than 2 Weeks Away From Start Date

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We are less than two weeks away form the start of the
Main Street Renewal Project.
On Monday, September 16th, the City's Construction Manager, English Construction, and Appalachian Power will begin mobilizing traffic control, construction fencing and street barricades in the preparation for the utility work in the 800 block, and sidewalk work in the 1000 block of Main Street.

Access to the parking decks and lots will remain open. You will be notified via email, this newsletter, and the project website, www.RenewLYH.com of any changes in traffic detours.
*Please obey all traffic signage and drive slowly as crews will be working in the project area*
During sidealk and street work, pedestrian fencing will be installed for safety allowing access to all storefronts.


TRASH PICKUP

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Each intersection will have trash drop-off locations, or corrals, and will be clearly marked with an orange and white checkered flag. While construction is occurring in your block, please wheel your cans to the corral for pick-up. The dates of your trash services have not changed. If your block is not under construction, trash will be picked up curbside, like normal.


DELIVERIES

Beginning September 16th, 18-wheeler trucks will have a difficult time maneuvering on Main Street. Designated loading zones have been established on side streets to accommodate truck deliveries. Loading Zone #1 will be available on day one, clearly marked for drivers. Please advise your delivery companies of the change and let them know it is for the duration of the project. Notices also are going out to the fleet managers of the companies we have on file.

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Smaller delivery trucks like Fed Ex, UPS, and USPS will be allowed to deliver on Main Street as long as they do not block traffic or impede construction.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING WORK

9th Street Closure

The work on Ninth Street between Main Street and Church Street is progressing for the private development that needs new water connections in order to complete its renovation into apartments. Lynchburg Water Resources has installed new waterlines to the building and the trench is getting backfilled.  Expect this street to open the week of September 2nd. Please check the city website, www.lynchburgva.gov for the complete press release.

10th Street

Beginning Wednesday, August, 28 and continuing until approximately Monday, September 13th, Tenth Street (between Main and Commerce Streets) will be closed to through traffic to accommodate Appalachian Power installation of a new manhole near the intersection of Tenth and Main Streets.  

During the project, no through traffic will be allowed on Tenth Street; however, vehicles will be able to access the City Center parking deck located off Tenth Street, via Commerce Street. Two-way traffic will be permitted on the lower portion of Tenth Street (near Commerce Street) in order to facilitate local traffic in and out of this parking lot. The sidewalk adjacent to High Peak Sportswear will be open to pedestrian traffic. The sidewalk on the opposite side of the street will be closed.  Please check the city website, www.lynchburgva.gov for the complete press release.

NOTE: This work will not affect pedestrian access to the Get Downtown festival scheduled for Friday evening, September 6th.

11th Street Single Lane Closure

Beginning the week of August 20th and continuing until September 13th, Appalachian Power will be installing a precast vault on 11th Street between Main and Church streets as part of their network upgrades to increase capacity and reliability of their system.  

NOTE: This work will not affect pedestrian access to the Get Downtown festival scheduled for Friday evening, September 6th.

Heather Kennedy