The City of Lynchburg’s Department of Public Works is apologizing to customers who are waiting for replacement 32-gallon trash carts. According to Public Works Director Gaynelle Hart, a delay in the axles for the carts has caused a backlog in deliveries to residents who have asked to have their carts replaced or switched to the smaller cart size.
On Saturday, October 19, traffic will be moving slowly on Fifth Street from Church Street to Jackson Street starting at 8:30 a.m. There will be six local artists painting storm drains along the road to encourage the public to think about their impact on our streams and watersheds. The public is encouraged to come watch the installation.
Beginning Saturday, October 19 and lasting approximately three weeks, Appalachian Power will be working underground at the intersection of Ninth and Main Streets as part of the Main Street Renewal Project. The intersection will be closed to through vehicular traffic on Ninth Street between Commerce and Church Streets, but access to parking lots and decks on Ninth Street will remain. One lane of through traffic will be open on Main Street in the 900 block with continued access to the Mid-Town parking deck.
UPDATE 10/14/19: Rivermont Terrace remains closed to allow for repairs to a raw water main. Detour routes are in place. Because this is a raw water line, customers should not experience any interruption to their normal water service. The Langley Fountain remains turned off while repairs take place.
Starting Monday, October 14, Rivermont Terrace will be closed to allow for repairs to the raw water main. Detour routes will be established and access for residents will be maintained. The Langley Fountain will be turned off while repairing the raw water main.
Beginning Monday, October 14,and continuing through Friday, October 18, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., nightly, milling operations will be performed on the 2400 block of Atherholt Road (Langhorne Rd to the Cul-de-sac) and Yorktown Avenue (between Atherholt Road and Tate Springs Road).
Residents are asked to be aware that on Saturday, October 19, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the Lynchburg Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Lynchburg Police and Fire Departments, will be conducting Active Shooter Exercise at the Lynchburg City Court Complex, located in the 900 block of Court Street, specifically at the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courthouse.
Beginning Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 25, between 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., weekdays only, crews from Lynchburg Water Resources will conduct water main valve maintenance on the following streets:
The Lynchburg Fire Department is partnering with Lynchburg Parks and Recreation, Centra Health Trauma Services and the Daniels Hill Community Center to conduct a free, community health event on Tuesday, October 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Daniels Hill Community Center, 317 Norwood Street.
During the event, basic medical and life safety techniques will be taught, including hands-only CPR training and emergency bleeding control. This event will provide basic medical training that can be used at work, school, home and in the community at large.
The City of Lynchburg is reminding residents who received the Lynchburg Community Survey to return the completed survey back by mail (postage paid) or to complete the survey online. The survey is completely anonymous and was mailed to 1,500 randomly chosen households (375 per ward).
In June 2019, the Lynchburg City Council and the Lynchburg City School Board jointly established the Task Force on the Future of Education in the City of Lynchburg: PreK-12 and Beyond. City Council and the School Board intended that this task force be comprised of a diverse and representative cross section of the members of the Lynchburg community to guide the development of a vision for what the community desired its school system to be in the long term.