12th Street Utility Project

About 

This long overdue project involves replacing old and undersized water mains with new water service lines to provide better fire protection to Dunbar Middle School and other businesses and residences along 12th and 11th Streets. It also involves installing a new sewer line on 12th Street between Floyd and Taylor Streets.

If a planned temporary water service shut-off is necessary, businesses will be notified 24 hours in advance with a door hanger on the front door. Service interruptions will be minimal.

12th Street Project Area

What's Being Done

We are replacing old and undersized water mains with 8" and 12" mains to provide better fire protection to Dunbar Middle School and other businesses and residences along 12th and 11th Streets. This will include new service lines and meter boxes to each property in the work area. We are also replacing storm drain inlets and sewer manholes at various locations, and we will install a new sewer line on 12th Street between Floyd and Taylor.

How Long It Will Last

From January to September 2020.

How Will It Affect Your Neighborhood

  • Side streets may be closed to traffic during construction but you will have access to your driveway at all times. Street parking may not be available during construction.
  • If a planned temporary water service shut-off is necessary, you will be notified 24 hours in advance with a door hanger on your front door. Service interruptions will be minimal.
  • If you experience discolored water, run cold water taps for 3 to 5 minutes until water clears. If the water does not clear, contact Lynchburg Water Resources via phone at 434-455-4250.
  • Garbage pickup should not be affected.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.
  • Work taking place within the Federal Hill Historic District will replace existing material: sidewalks, curbing, brick, flagstone, etc.