Appalachian Power schedules construction activities in Lynchburg this week

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — As part of the Dearington-Rivermont Transmission Project, Appalachian Power representatives plan to begin construction activities in the City of Lynchburg for the next week.

This project was announced by Appalachian Power representatives when they hosted a public open house in September 2017.

According to the company, the project involves rebuilding approximately six miles of transmission line to ensure reliable electric service to customers.

Appalachian Power crews already completed construction along a section of the power line in the Peakland area last fall, but they plan to continue construction in the Dearington area this week.

Excavation activities are set to kick off along Morgan Street, Caroline Street, and Garland Street to prepare for foundation and steel pole installation along the power line route.

Officials say Lynchburg residents can expect road shoulder closures and signage during construction on the following dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21: Corner of 3rd Street and Morgan Street, and along Morgan Street from 3rd Street to Caroline Street
  • Wednesday, July 21 through Friday, July 23, and Monday, July 26: Along Caroline Street from Morgan Street to Chamber Street
  • Monday, July 26 through Wednesday, July 28: Along Garland Street from Taylor Street to Federal Street

The company anticipates crews will complete all phases of the transmission line construction in spring 2022. For more information about this project, click here.

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