A portion of Lynchburg’s Church Street about to convert to a two-way street

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(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – A section of Church Street in Lynchburg is about to become a two-way street.

Following the successful conversion of Main Street to two-way traffic back in July, a section of Church Street between Fifth Street and Washington Street will be switched to two-way traffic starting on Friday, Oct. 8.

To prepare for the conversion, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 22 through Tuesday, Sept. 28 during the hours of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., weeknights only and weather permitting, milling and paving operations will take place from Eighth Street to Washington Street.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane as work is being performed.

Motorists can expect minor delays during the above times and parking will be available in the City’s Mid-Town Parking Deck and at the Lynchburg Community Market.

Starting on Monday, Oct. 4, work will begin – including installing new signage, striping for a new centerline, parking spaces and removal of traffic signals at Ninth Street and Eleventh Street and will be replaced with all-way stop signs.

Centerline striping will be completed under a single lane of traffic. So, motorists should expect minor delays.

Parking spaces will be coned-off by block to allow contractors to repaint the parking spaces.

Message boards will be in place to alert drivers of the new traffic pattern posted at the following locations:

  • John Lynch Bridge
  • Rivermont Avenue
  • Fifth Street approaching downtown
  • Twelfth Street approaching downtown

Signs will also be posted at the following areas to alert drivers of the traffic pattern change:

  • Seventh Street
  • Eighth Street
  • Ninth Street
  • Eleventh Street
  • Twelfth Street
  • Thirteenth Street
  • Washington Street approaching Church Street

The conversion is in accordance with the 2040 Downtown Master Plan adopted by Lynchburg City Council on Nov. 13, 2018.

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