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    On Thursday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Lynchburg City Council will interview candidates to fill vacancies on the Lynchburg City School Board. 
    The interviews will be held in City Council Chamber, 900 Church Street. Although the interviews are closed to the public, they will be videotaped, and copies will be made available upon request once the appointment has been made.


    The City of Lynchburg cordially invites the public to attend an informational meeting regarding the Main Street Bridge Replacement Project. The project is scheduled to begin in October 2017 and end in October 2018. The project includes:

    • Raising the height of the structure to provide greater clearance for traffic traveling north and south on the Lynchburg Expressway

    • Lengthening the bridge at both ends to provide greater clearance to traffic on the Expressway

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company has notified the City of Lynchburg of the following street closures at the railroad crossings:

    ► Friday, May 26, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Garnett Street
    ► Tuesday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Washington Street
    ► Wednesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 1 – Ninth Street

    Motorists should be aware of several changes in traffic and parking patterns in downtown Lynchburg during Memorial Day weekend.
    On Friday, May 19, a waterline break from the Pedlar Reservoir resulted in the City of Lynchburg utilizing the James River as a water source for the northern and eastern portions of the city. Today, Wednesday, May 24, the Department of Water Resources advised that the water line from the Pedlar Reservoir has been repaired and is back in service.  

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


    Motorists are advised that tree removal work in the vicinity of the Main Street Bridge over the Lynchburg Expressway is scheduled to begin May 30, 2017.  American Electric Power (AEP), in conjunction with the City of Lynchburg, will be removing trees in advance of the City’s bridge replacement project scheduled to begin in October 2017. This work is necessary for the project and must be completed before bridge replacement work begins. The bridge will remain open during this process.
    The Lynchburg Museum System is offering two camps this summer. The Discover Lynchburg Summer Camp for Kids will be held June 12-16 for ages 8-12, and Teacher Recertification Camp will be held July 17-21.  Kids Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily and costs $50 per student; Teacher Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily with a cost of $75 per teacher.

    Due to the inclement weather, milling and paving operations on Rugby Road, Krise Circle and Villa Road, originally scheduled for Monday, May 22 through Wednesday, May 24, have been postponed.  The work has now been scheduled for Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Traffic will be restricted to one lane with assistance from flagging personnel.

    Lynchburg Municipal Offices will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.  Trash will be collected following the normal schedule.  The Concord Turnpike Convenience Center is open Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    For more information, call the Citizens First Info Center at 856-CITY (2489).


    The James Thomas Smith Collection of approximately 1,200 negatives and photographs can be viewed online at the Lynchburg Museum’s photo site,  The images depict life in Lynchburg’s African American community from the 1940s through the 1960s. The collection contains images of weddings, graduations, civic groups, funerals, celebrations, churches, and businesses. Many of the images are portraits taken in homes. Approximately two-thirds of the collection is identified with a person's name, location, date or event.