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    Main Street Renewal Project


    07/11/18 - Press Release: The City of Lynchburg and Appalachian Power Announce Joint Main Street Renewal Projects
    In 2019, the City of Lynchburg and Appalachian Power will begin joint utility upgrade projects on Main Street.  The purpose of these projects is to replace aging waterlines (many dating back to the 1800s), update the streetscape features on Main Street, and modernize the underground electrical system to improve reliability and provide for future development. 
    The partnership between the City and Appalachian Power will disrupt Main Street stakeholders one time, instead of multiple times, will allow for cost-sharing opportunities between the City and Appalachian Power, and will foster efficient coordination in the project area.
    Currently, the projects are under design and no details regarding scope or schedules are available.  These details will be finalized in early 2019.
    However, work will begin on Main Street after the Fifth Street Corridor Utility & Streetscape Project is completed in Summer 2019.  Smaller projects on side streets (Ninth, Eleventh, and Twelfth) may occur beforehand. 

    To learn more about these projects, please watch our Virtual Public Meeting:

    Project Location

    Phase II of the Downtown Renewal Project was originally planned for the Commerce Street area.  This work will be postponed until further notice.
    The Main Street Renewal Project area includes: 

    • Main Street between 8th & 12th Streets (electric, water, streetscape)
    • Ninth Street (electric-only)
    • Tenth Street (electric, water, streetscape)
    • Eleventh Street (electric-only)
    • Twelfth Street (electric-only) 

    City of Lynchburg utility work and streetscape upgrades will only occur in the areas indicated.  Smaller jobs involving the replacement and relocation of Appalachian Power equipment are planned for Ninth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Streets. 

    Project Scope

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


    For more information, please contact:
    Lynchburg Water Resources
    Jes Gearing
    Public Information Officer
    Appalachian Power
    Teresa Hamilton Hall
    Senior Communications Consultant