Project Update – July 2, 2019

 


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Great news! Appalachian Power completed its work on Ninth Street (between Main Street and Commerce Street) over ONE week ahead of schedule!

Completed underground electrical vault on Ninth Street

Completed underground electrical vault on Ninth Street

As of today, Ninth Street is fully reopened to traffic.

Towards the end of July, Ninth Street between Main Street and Church Street will be temporarily closed by Lynchburg Water Resources to install new waterlines to the Krise building. This private development needs new water connections in order to complete its renovation into apartments. More details will be released by the City in the coming weeks, so please check www.lynchburgva.gov for the press release or sign up for press release alerts via Lynchburg Alerts.

Tenth Street Vault

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On Tenth Street this week, crews from Appalachian Power are beginning to form the concrete sides of the underground electrical vault. Last week, they completed the excavation and began to shore up the vault to prepare for concrete work.

Construction on this block began on April 29 and the street is closed to through-traffic.  However, the on-street handicap parking on Tenth Street is still available for those needing to access City Hall and all parking lots located off Tenth Street are available to permitted vehicles.
 
This project is on-schedule and is expected to be completed by July 26.

Crews hammering out the old duct bank located in the vault

Crews hammering out the old duct bank located in the vault

Installing the shoring needed to continue the excavation

Installing the shoring needed to continue the excavation

Upcoming Work: Seventh Street Vault

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On Monday, July 8, Appalachian Power will close a portion of Seventh Street between Main and Commerce Street in order to install a new underground electrical vault.

This project will take approximately three weeks to complete and is expected to finish by Friday, July 26.

If you park in the Pacific Life parking lot, you will still be able to access it via Commerce Street. Otherwise, the road will be close to all through-traffic.

For more information, please read the joint press release.

Other Downtown Projects

If you park in the Midtown Parking Deck, that City deck is under construction until September 2019. Look for more updates on the City website via this link.

 
Heather Kennedy