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    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016


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    The Lynchburg Museum System recently released its FY 2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) annual report. According to the report, the Museum System saw visitors from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 29 countries. The Lynchburg Museum and Point of Honor served a total of 16,788 people through site visits, events, and outreach programs, an increase of 5% over last year. This includes 1,894 students visiting on field trips, an increase of 48% over FY 2014.
     

    On Thursday, October 29, from 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m., the City of Lynchburg will host a neighborhood meeting at the Yoder Community Center, 109 Jackson Street.

    The purpose of the meeting is to unveil final construction drawings for pedestrian improvements in the Tinbridge Hill Neighborhood. After a short presentation on the upcoming project, the project designer, contractor, and City staff will be available to answer questions about the project and upcoming construction.

    Four “Artful Bike Racks” have recently been installed in locations around Downtown Lynchburg, an area designated as the James River Arts & Cultural District. An installation and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the project will take place on Thursday, September 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the 10th Street Entrance to City Hall.

    The Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) is sponsoring a celebration event on Wednesday, September 16 at the White House in Washington D.C. for localities who participate in the Let’s Move! Initiative. As part of this initiative, LMCTC calls upon local elected officials to adopt long-term, sustainable and holistic approaches to supporting healthier kids and families. 
     

    Beginning Tuesday, September 22 and continuing through Thursday, September 24 from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily, the north and south bound lanes of the Lynchburg Expressway (Route 29) will be closed in the vicinity of the Kemper Street Bridge. Both directions of traffic will be detoured to single lanes via the on and off ramps near the bridge. These road closures are necessary to accommodate the installation of the bridge beams that extend over the Lynchburg Expressway.
     

    Beginning the weekends of Friday, August 21st and Friday, August 28th the entrance to the Mid Town Parking Deck off Main Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic for vehicles entering and exiting the top level of the parking deck. Several areas on the top level of the deck will be coned off for surface repair work. Work is expected to begin around 5:00 p.m. on those Fridays and lasting until Monday morning. Access to the lower levels (Levels B – E) may be unavailable due to the repairs.
     

    On Monday, March 16, the City of Lynchburg will conduct a test of its Lynchburg Alerts Emergency Notification System. Commonly known as a Reverse 9-1-1 system, Lynchburg Alerts gives the City the capability to deliver important emergency information when there is a threat to the safety and well-being of residents. The system can contact residents by telephone, email, text message, and cell phone.