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Main Street Renewal Project Completion Delayed
The Main Street Renewal Project, originally scheduled for completion in July, has been delayed until October. “The delay is attributed to underground electrical structure conflicts and building foundation extensions that have required crews to work more carefully until obstacles can be removed,” said Jim Talian, the City of Lynchburg’s Special Projects Manager. The 900 and 1000 blocks will reach various stages of completion over the summer; however, the 1100 block of Main Street will require the most extensive streetscape work due to the Arrival Pad, a geometric pattern of street pavers.”
Full shut downs of each of the three remaining city blocks on Main Street are scheduled for later this spring and early summer to rebuild the road and install final paving. Currently, the 1000 block of Main Street block is planned for a two-week closure in early June; the 900 block of Main Street closure is planned for late June into early July; and the full closure of the 1100 block, which will be an approximate two-month duration, is planned for July and August.
The project team is further analyzing the impacts to the schedule which will be updated and posted in May to the project website.
The Main Street Renewal Project is a multi-million dollar joint investment between the City of Lynchburg and Appalachian Power to replace aging waterlines, update certain sanitary and storm systems and modernize the underground electrical system to improve reliability and provide for future development. The project area includes four blocks of Main Street from Eighth to Twelfth Streets and Tenth Street from Main to Church Streets.