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    Downtown Utility & Streetscape Project, Phase II


    The City of Lynchburg is home to one of the oldest public water systems in the United States.  Incredibly, some of our active water pipes are so old that they pre-date the Civil War!  However, in order to meet the needs of our growing city, we are actively engaged in replacing these aging waterlines in order to provide safe and clean water to our residents, businesses, and visitors.  While improving the underground infrastructure, we will also update the streetscaping above ground to enhance our vibrant downtown’s curb appeal.  After installing the new water pipes, we are replacing curbs, gutters, sidewalks, adding traffic calming devices, planting new trees and shrubs, installing additional benches and trash cans, and installing new lighting.

    Phase I of this project was completed in Fall 2017.

    Phase II of this project will begin in Summer/Fall 2019, after the completion of the Main Street Bridge Replacement Project and the Fifth Street Corridor Utility & Streetscape Project.

    Project Location

    Phase II of the Downtown Utility & Streetscape Project will take place on Commerce Street between Fifth and Ninth Street, as well as on Seventh and Eighth Street between Main Street and Commerce Commerce Street.

    Project Scope

    We are currently in the design phase of this project and will provide updates as soon as they are available.


    For more information, please contact Jes Gearing, Public Relations Coordinator, at jes.gearing@lynchburgva.gov.