Another portion of Lynchburg’s Main Street Renewal Project advances toward completion

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Lynchburg officials have announced the completion of another aspect of the Main Street Renewal Project.

The intersection of 12th and Main Streets in downtown will be back open by this weekend, earlier than planned.

“Once the underground conduits discovered at the 12th and Main intersection were relocated, we were able to recover some lost time during construction of the Arrival Pad. This is a significant milestone toward completion of this project.”

Jim Talian, City of Lynchburg’s Special Projects Manager

The next aspect to the project will involve the temporary closure of the intersection of 11th and Main Streets which is slated to begin on Monday, Nov. 15 through Wednesday, Nov. 24.

The 1100 block of Main Street, the final block of the project, will have the road rebuilt.

The City hopes to have this section complete and open to traffic by Thanksgiving weekend, though the remaining sidewalk work is expected to be completed by mid-December.

Detour signage will be in place. Motorists should use caution while traveling through work zones.

Pedestrian access to businesses will not be impacted.

On-street parking and parking lots will still be able to be accessed.

The free two-hour parking program at three downtown locations (Midtown, City Center and Crossroads lots) continues.

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