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Underground survey work is being conducted throughout the downtown Lynchburg area from now through mid-April. Although work was originally planned to be completed by the end of March, complications due to cobblestones and other historic materials under the asphalt are slowing down progress. Accumark, a contractor for the City of Lynchburg, is drilling test holes in the pavement to identify specific underground utility locations. This information will be used in the final design of utility locations for the Main Street Renewal Project, which will begin in the fall 2019.
Beginning Thursday, March 21 at 9:00 a.m., Accumark will be working in the intersection of 12th and Main Streets. Work will continue Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. While some lane and on-street parking closures may occur, through traffic and pedestrians will have access at all times. Accumark will clearly mark all lane and on-street parking closures and direct traffic as needed in intersections.
This underground survey project is part of the planning process for the Main Street Renewal Project, a joint project between the City of Lynchburg and Appalachian Power which will begin in the fall 2019. More details about the Main Street Renewal Project, including project timelines and scope of work, will be announced in late spring 2019.