Temporary closures in downtown Lynchburg scheduled for the weekend and next week

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A portion of downtown Lynchburg will be closed temporarily to all traffic on Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

A portion of Main Street between Fifth and Seventh streets will be closed to accommodate a special event at the Academy Center of the Arts. The shutdown will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18 between 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 601 Main Street. Emergency vehicles will have access to the road.

Crews will also be shutting down several streets due to gas line work. On Tuesday, Sept. 21 between 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Columbia Gas will be working on an existing gas line. This work will take place at 1009 Eighth Street.

That same day crews will also be working on an existing gas line in the vicinity of 2005 14th Street. This work will take place between 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Then on Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. drivers will have access to only one lane in the southeast portion of 3001 Campbell Avenue. Crews with Columbia Gas of Virginia will be working on installing a new gas line for the area.

Drivers can expect minor delays and are asked to use caution when driving through work zones, be alert to changes in traffic patterns, and obey temporary signage.

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