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    Beginning Monday, May 25 and continuing through Monday, June 8, between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. the 800 block of Church Street will be temporarily closed to allow the Altus Group, Inc. to install water/sewer lines as part of a City project. A detour will be posted.
    Motorists should expect minor delays and use caution, be alert to the changes in traffic patterns and obey temporary signage. Emergency vehicles will not have access.                                                                       

    The City of Lynchburg has closed the Percival’s Island urban trail and the beach because of a safety concern with the rising James River due to the recent excessive rainfall. Both will remain closed until further notice. The Department of Parks and Recreation is also recommending people exercise caution while using other urban trails throughout the city as creeks may also be overflowing their banks.

    On Tuesday, May 19, City Planner Tom Martin received notification from the engineering firm, Perkins & Orrison, Inc., that their client, TPB Enterprises, LLC (Tom Bell), made the decision to withdraw both the petition for a conditional use permit to allow fill within the 100 Year Floodplain at 127 Brunswick Drive and 197 Buckingham Drive and the petition to rezone approximately thirteen (13) acres from R-1, Low Density Residential to R-4, High Density Residential to allow the construction of seventy-two (72) townhouse units at 197 Buckingham Drive.

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    Beginning Sunday night, February 9 and continuing through Thursday night, February 13 from 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m., a portion of Lakeside Drive will experience a lane closure (from Breezeway Drive just past Country Place Lane) to accommodate contractors conducting pavement boring operations. This work is weather dependent.
    Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone and be aware of crews working in the roadway. Access will be maintained to parking lots in the area. Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.

    The City of Lynchburg’s Public Works Department will conduct two public meetings to discuss proposed changes to the trash collection system including bulk and brush.

    The City of Lynchburg has been notified by the engineering firm, Acres of Virginia, that their client, NRM Associates, has canceled their contract with the property owner and will no longer be pursuing the development of the Villas of Lynchburg project.
    They cited opposition from the neighborhood and concern expressed by the Planning Division as reasons for the decision.

     For more information, contact Tom Martin, City Planner, at (434) 455-3900 or tom.martin@lynchburgva.gov