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    ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE- July 5, 2017


     
    Beginning Wednesday, July 5, and continuing through the end of July, Main Street will be closed to through-traffic from Seventh Street to Fifth Street for work being performed in conjunction with the Downtown Utility & Streetscape Project. During this time, crews will work on underground manhole installation, curb installation, and grading and milling for final pavement scheduled in August. Appalachian Power Company will also take advantage of the closure by connecting new cables for the Holiday Inn hotel.
    The Holiday Inn circular driveway will remain open with access via two-way traffic on Main Street between Seventh Street and the entrance driveways for guest check-ins. The hotel parking garage will be accessible via Church Street entrance only. The Main Street entrance will not be accessible for the duration of the work.
    The Academy Center of the Arts can be accessed via Commerce Street. Pedestrian access to the Art Gallery entrance on Main Street will be maintained; however, please use caution as portions of the sidewalk have been removed and stone has been laid as temporary surface. 
     
    GLTC
    The GLTC bus stop on the 600 block of Main Street will be out of service during the construction. All passengers should proceed to the bus stop located on the 600 block of Commerce Street.
    Route 1A
    Will remain on Commerce Street and turn left on Fifth Street to resume route.
    Route 3A and 3B
    Outbound from the Transfer Center, from Main Street, will turn right on Seventh Street, left on Commerce Street, and left on Fifth Street to resume route.
    Route 5
    Outbound to Madison Heights, from Main Street, will turn right on Seventh Street, left on Commerce Street, and right on Fifth Street to resume route.
    Inbound from Madison Heights - the route will not service any part of downtown, and passengers should proceed to the bus stop near Fifth Street and Rivermont Avenue.

    Motorists should expect the road conditions to be bumpy and will need to exercise extreme caution and obey all traffic signs as crews continue to work in the roadway. 
     
     

    Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated!  Please be aware of the construction crews and drive safely through the project area.  Safety is our number one priority.   Contact Heather Kennedy, your public information and outreach liaison for details at hkennedy@cella.cc or (434)528-3041 or come by the office at 209 Ninth Street.
     
     
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