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Portion of 11th Street to Temporarily Close (Beginning Apr. 22)
Beginning Monday, April 22 and continuing for approximately eight weeks, weather depending, 11th Street (between Main Street and Church Street) will be closed to through traffic in order for Appalachian Power to install new underground electrical equipment located near the intersection of 11th and Main Streets. Construction activities will occur during daylight hours, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., seven days a week without any break in the schedule which will allow crews to work with fewer interruptions and to continue to complete work as quickly as possible.
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. On this section of 11th Street, the company will install a new transformer and vault, an underground concrete box-like structure that will encase the new transformer and related equipment.
During the project, no through-traffic will be allowed on 11th Street; however, vehicles will be able to access the driveways and parking lots located on 11th Street adjacent to Ronnie’s Hair Cuts & Styles, the 1105 Main Street Lofts, the Schewels Furniture building, and the Progressive Insurance office.
Two-way traffic will be permitted on the upper portion of 11th Street near Church Street in order to facilitate local traffic in and out of these driveways and parking lots. Additionally, the sidewalk adjacent to Schewels will be closed to pedestrian traffic, but the sidewalk on the opposite side of the street, adjacent to Ronnie’s Hair Cuts & Styles, will be open.
In July 2018, the City of Lynchburg and Appalachian Power announced the joint Main Street Renewal Project. Appalachian Power’s work on 11thStreet is a precursor to the Main Street Renewal Project, which will begin in the fall 2019.
NOTE: More details about the Main Street Renewal Project, including project timelines and scope of work, will be announced at a joint informational meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 601 Main Street. The public is cordially invited to attend.
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For more information, contact:
Public Information Officer
Lynchburg Water Resources
Senior Communications Consultant