Appalachian Power to Begin Work on Lynchburg Community Market Vault


Beginning Monday, April 8, and continuing for approximately four weeks, weather depending, portions of the Lynchburg Community Market parking lot will be closed for Appalachian Power to complete underground electrical upgrades. 

This work is the first part of Appalachian Power’s investment in downtown Lynchburg to replace the aging system with new wire, transformers, concrete vaults, manholes and grates. In this parking lot, the company will install a new top on its utility vault and upgrade the equipment housed in the concrete vault structure. This underground work is needed to serve the future electrical needs of the Lynchburg Community Market, as well as other customers along Main Street.  

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During the project, a portion of the Lynchburg Community Market parking lot will be closed, but vendors will be able to access the parking lot at all times.  There are two parking lots at the Lynchburg Community Market.  Appalachian Power’s work will occur in the smaller parking lot directly adjacent to the corner of Twelfth Street and Main Street.  The larger parking lot will not be affected.  Lot closures in the smaller parking lot may occur during peak market hours (particularly on Wednesdays and Saturdays), but otherwise it will remain open at all times.

Construction activities will occur during daylight hours, from 7 AM – 8 PM, and will occur seven days a week without any break in the schedule.  This will allow for Appalachian Power’s contractor, Carolina Conduit Systems (CCS), to work with fewer interruptions.

In July 2018, the City of Lynchburg and Appalachian Power announced the joint Main Street Renewal Project.  Appalachian Power’s work on Ninth Street and at the Lynchburg Community Market is a precursor to the Main Street Renewal Project, which will begin in Fall 2019.  More details about the Main Street Renewal Project, including project timelines and scope of work, will be announced in late Spring 2019.


For more information, please contact:

Jes Gearing
Public Information Officer
Lynchburg Water Resources

Teresa Hamilton Hall
Senior Communications Consultant
Appalachian Power

Heather Kennedy