In June 2019, the Lynchburg City Council and the Lynchburg City School Board jointly established the Task Force on the Future of Education in the City of Lynchburg: PreK-12 and Beyond. City Council and the School Board intended that this task force be comprised of a diverse and representative cross section of the members of the Lynchburg community to guide the development of a vision for what the community desired its school system to be in the long term.
The City of Lynchburg is proposing roadway improvements in the vicinity of the intersection of US 221 (Lakeside Drive) and US 501 (Lynchburg Expressway) to alleviate existing traffic congestions and delay, improve public safety, and accommodate anticipated traffic increases as growth continues to expand in the area.
Beginning Monday, June 17, Fifth Street between Main Street and Federal Street will experience temporary lane closures and detours while contractors complete brick crosswalk repairs in multiple locations.
On Monday, June 17, contractors will repair a crosswalk located in the traffic circle located at Fifth Street and Federal Street. At times, portions of the traffic circle will be closed and a detour will direct traffic to use Fourth Street and Harrison Street as a bypass. This detour is expected to last only one day.