Work continues on new Lynchburg Police headquarters

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Work continues on the new Lynchburg Police Department headquarters.

The building will be located at the former Lynchburg Transit building site on Kemper Street.

Officials say the building was torn down in May, and since then crews have been working to put in nearly four thousand cubic yards of dirt for the new foundation.

According to Community Relations Coordinator, Carrie Dungan, right now officials are in the first phase of the demolition and prepping the site for building.

Dungan said that the next phase is to put out a request for proposal for a design. After that, they plan to begin designing and then building.

The LPD is currently based out of four buildings in the city. Two of its central buildings are located on Court Street. The Main building is in the below the courthouse.

The new police headquarters will cost more than thirty million dollars and will be funded through the city’s Capital Improvement Plan.

The new building is expected to be ready no later than 2023.

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