Temporary Lane Closures (Church Street & Seventh Street)

CHURCH STREET

On Saturday, October 23, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., a portion of Church Street (in the vicinity of the Allied Arts Building at 725 Church Street) will be reduced to one lane in order to accommodate the placement of a crane by CSE, Inc. to perform communications equipment repair on the roof at this address.

Motorists should expect minor delays and use caution while traveling through the work zone, be alert to the changes in traffic patterns and obey temporary signage. Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.

Lane Shifts Expected at Church Street and Twelfth Street Intersection

Beginning Monday, June 14 and lasting approximately four weeks, electrical crews will be working at the intersection of Church Street and Twelfth Street in order to perform exploratory borings to prepare for the installation of a new traffic signal. A lane shift will be required in all directions, one week at a time, per direction, to allow crews to work in the roadway. Motorists are asked to drive with caution and obey all traffic signs.

900 Block of Main Street to Temporarily Close

Beginning Tuesday, June 22 and continuing through Thursday, July 8, the 900 block of Main Street, between Ninth Street and Tenth Street, will close to through-traffic to accommodate road rebuilding operations as part of the Main Street Renewal Project. The road will undergo demolition before crews install stone base and base asphalt. Once this is complete, final pavement and striping will be performed.

Historic Markers Commemorating Lynchburg's African American History

Did you know there are historic markers throughout the City commemorating Lynchburg’s rich African American history? According to the brochure, Historic Markers of Lynchburg, “These markers reflect the accomplishments of African Americans in the fields of education, the arts and social activism. Of particular interest are markers on the three blocks of Pierce Street, from 12th to 15th Streets, which is also designated as the “Pierce Street Renaissance Street Renaissance Historic District” where there are more markers concentrated than any other town or city in Virginia.”

Here are just a few of the stories behind those markers!

Water Resources Announces New Grease Recycling Partnership with Lynchburg Parks and Recreation

One of the largest issues in local sewer systems is the buildup of fats, oils, and grease in sewer pipes. When these ingredients are poured down the drain, they solidify in the sewer pipes, mixing with non-flushable items (like wet wipes and shop rags) and create “fatbergs” that block the sewer lines and cause costly and unsafe overflows into backyards, forests, and streams.