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    Community Market Parking Deck Replacement Project

    Lot H Parking Lot, more commonly known as the Lynchburg Community Market Parking Lot, was built by the City of Lynchburg in the early 1930's and currently rests atop a subterranean void - the "Parking Deck."  A subterranean void is an underground storage area of times gone by.  This type of space is now obsolete.  Over the years, the structure has gone through various evaluations resulting in several structural repairs.  The City of Lynchburg has continued to closely monitor the structure to ensure safe use of the facility due to concerns about the ongoing deterioration and design that only allowed for a 3 ton weight limit.  The most recent structure evaluation advised the City that drastic repairs would need to be made for the "Parking Deck" to remain functional.

    In its current state, the subterranean void has been unusable for decades due to the changes in building codes, health and safety standards.  While the evaluation investigated the possibility of an overhaul of the void, the study showed that the deck's concrete and supporting elements are so severely deteriorated that making repairs would not be economically feasible.  Therefore, in 2016, the City developed a plan to remove and fill the Lot H subterranean void.

    The City of Lynchburg recognizes that numerous businesses adjacent to the Lot H Parking Deck at the Market rely heavily on that area for customer parking.  Therefore, the project has been scheduled for the winter of 2017 in order to have the least impact on the citizens, market patrons and businesses.  Look for the project to start in January of 2017 and be completed by May of 2017.  ​Due to frequent dump truck traffic, you can expect delays in the 1200 block of Main Street.

    While we recognize that any change to Downtown parking impacts everyone, this project is very important to the health and safety of the community.  We hope that you will bear with us during these renovations by planning ahead for alternative parking.  Please keep in mind that street parking is free on Saturdays and individuals with valid handicapped credentials can park in any legal non-permit parking spot.  




    City Representatives
    Project Manager Joe Smith 434-455-4449
    Engineering Consultant Wendel Companies 804-308-9670

     

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