FIBER OPTIC WORK ON 11TH STREET
Now through Friday, November 13, crews will be relocating fiber optic cables from the 1000 block of Main Street to 11th Street as part of the Main Street Renwal Project. Eleventh Street between Main and Commerce Streets will be open to a single travel lane. The second travel lane and the parking lane will remain closed in order for crews to trench laterally down the roadway. Motorists should obey all traffic signage and drive slowly as crews will be working in the street.
PORTION OF 12TH STREET TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE
On Monday, November 9, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 10, 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m., a portion of 12th Street (at Church Street) will be closed to allow crews from Lynchburg Water Resources to conduct waterline cut and cap operations as part of the Main Street Renewal Project. In addition, Main Street will be reduced to one lane in the 1200 block; however, motorists will be still be able to make the left turn at 12th Street to access Church Street, and Main Street will be open to a single lane of traffic. Motorists should obey all traffic signage and drive slowly as the work zone configurations will change throughout the durations of work.
APPALACHIAN POWER TO CONTUNUE WORK ON NINTH STREET
On Monday and Tuesday, November 9-10, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both days, a portion of Ninth Street (between Main Street and Commerce Street) will be closed to through traffic in order for Appalachian Power to pull cables to facilitate tie-ins to a new network for customers.
A single lane of traffic will be open on Ninth Street from Main Street heading downhill, and vehicles will be able to access the Bank of the James parking lot and the Midtown Parking Deck. Two-way traffic will be permitted on the lower portion of Ninth Street (near Commerce Street) in order to facilitate local traffic in and out of the parking lot and parking deck.
PORTION OF MAIN STREET TO CLOSE
Beginning Wednesday, November 11, and continuing for approximately two weeks (through November 25), the 800 block of Main Street will be closed to through traffic to allow crews to rebuild the road as part of the Main Street Renewal Project. This milestone will consist of asphalt demo, trolley track removal, grading, base asphalt installation and temporary striping. The block will then open to traffic and parking through spring 2021, when at that time, plantings and final asphalt will be installed in every block as part of the project completion.
Access to the Bank of the James parking deck will remain for the duration of the work; however, access will shift from Ninth Street to Eighth Street midway through construction.
Main Street will continue to be opened to one lane of traffic from Ninth to Twelfth streets.
Motorists should obey all traffic signage and drive slowly as the work zone configurations will change throughout the durations of work.
The City of Lynchburg continues to offer free, two-hour parking for customers on the top level of the Midtown Parking Deck. Check in at the pay station at Midtown or on the Passport phone app for details.
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