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Lynchburg, VA, News Feed

    This is a follow-up to the July 7, 2017, press release regarding water main valve maintenance.

    View the July edition and past issues of the City Source. (PDF)

    The City of Lynchburg’s Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Lynchburg’s own Blackwater Rugby Football Club to bring the adult men’s rugby football tournament to the City.  Teams from Washington and Lee, Richmond, Blacksburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville and Washington DC will participate in the Virginia Commonwealth Games - Adult Rugby Championships on Saturday, July 15 at CVU Soccer Complex, at 5635 Campbell Highway, in Campbell County.   This tournament is part of the Lynchburg Parks and Recreation’s Youth Rugby Initiative.
    On Tuesday, July 18, the Ed Page Entrance to the Blackwater Creek Trail, located at 1720 Old Langhorne Road, will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and bike riders in order to accommodate maintenance in and around the parking lot.

    Old Langhorne Road will remain open during this time and be available for on-street parking.

    The East Randolph Place, Hollins Mill Park and other nearby entrances will remain open and available to access this key section of the James River Heritage Trail system.


    The Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue, is pleased to announce the return of The Tiny Book Show on Tuesday, August 1 at 4:00 p.m. This exhibition of miniature books is curated by Amy Tingle and Maya Stein of The Creativity Caravan, an arts and education organization headquartered in Montclair, New Jersey.


    On Friday, July 14, from 12 midnight until 8:00 a.m., northbound traffic on the 2100 block of Wards Road will be restricted to one lane in order to accommodate water line repairs.  Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, be alert to the change in the traffic patterns, and obey temporary signage. Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.

    For more information, call the Department of Water Resources at (434) 455-4250.

    Beginning Wednesday, July 12 and continuing through Sunday, August 27, nightly, 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Route 29 North will be restricted to a single lane in the vicinity of the Wards Road exit. A shoulder closure will also be in place on the Wards Road exit ramp from Route 29 South. The closures are necessary to accommodate bridge repair work at the exit ramps.

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

    On Tuesday, July 18, at 11:00 a.m., the Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue, will host a morning of group painting and serve complimentary lemonade. Susan McDaniel, a Campbell County artist, will lead the painting.

    No registration is required; however, seating is limited to 25 people.  The event will take place in the Community Meeting Room, and doors will open at 10:45 a.m. Painting supplies will be provided.

    From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, 24,628 people visited the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House and Point of Honor or participated in outreach programs. This represents a 13.2% increase over last year’s total of 21,755 people.  Visitors came from all 50 states, Washington, DC and 42 countries. 
     
    Beginning Wednesday, July 5 and continuing until Friday July 14, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. weekdays, crews from the City of Lynchburg’s Department of Water Resources will conduct water main valve maintenance on the following streets:
     
    Acorn Street                     Legacy Oaks Place
    Anthony Place                 Leslie Street

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