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Fifth Street Project Corridor Utility & Streetscape Project, Phase III
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In 2006, the City of Lynchburg developed the Fifth Street Corridor Master Plan to provide a vision and blueprint for the revitalization of the Fifth Street corridor between Main Street and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Bridge. With the goal of encouraging a thriving business center in this historically significant area, the City of Lynchburg began the first two phases of the project in 2009.
To date, infrastructure and streetscape improvements have been completed from Main Street to Jackson Street, including the addition of the Federal Street roundabout. This third segment of the project, Phase III, will connect the new water lines to the College Hill Water Treatment Facility and finish the streetscape improvements begun in the earlier phases of the project.
This project will replace aging City water infrastructure in order to provide better service to Lynchburg residents and businesses. Two new water lines will be installed during this project. First, a new 16” domestic water line will connect the College Hill Water Treatment Facility to the downtown corridor. Secondly, a new 24” raw water line will transport raw water from the downtown James River Pump Station to the College Hill Water Treatment Facility. Both of these utility improvements will allow for improved water service to the quickly developing and expanding Fifth Street corridor and downtown area.
During the project, we will also upgrade all of the streetscape on Fifth Street between Jackson Street and Taylor Street. The project area will see the same improvements as in Phase I and II, including the repaving of streets, construction of sidewalks with accenting brick pavers, planting of mature landscaping, and installation of new lamp posts. Not only will this new streetscaping refresh the look of the Fifth Street corridor, but it will also improve pedestrian access to stores, restaurants, businesses and homes.