CITY SOURCE UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG Read full articles and more by scanning the code or visiting WWW.LYNCHBURGVA.GOV/CITY-SOURCE JULY 20, 2021 TWO-WAY TRAFFIC IS COMING TO DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG Over the next several months, two-way traffic will be returning to Main Street and Church Street in downtown Lynchburg for the first time in decades and in accordance with the 2040 Downtown Master Plan adopted by Lynchburg City Council on November 13, 2018. The transition from the current one-way streets to two-way streets will occur in three phases in order to mesh with the current Main Street Renewal Construction Project. The purpose for restoring two-way traffic is multifaceted; however, the allencompassing factor is to create a downtown environment that is more comfortable for pedestrians. The one-way traffic scenario was instituted during a time period when people did not spend time downtown. The prime objective of the street pattern was the quick movement of cars into and out of downtown. Today, that environment is gone. Living, working, shopping, eating and relaxing are quickly returning to Main Street and the surrounding blocks. Vehicular traffic now needs to move through the area at much slower speeds, and two-way traffic is an important component in achieving that goal. Additional factors in the decision to restore two-way traffic include: • Increased business visibility due to drivers approaching from two different directions instead of one • More efficient vehicle circulation options both for everyday activities and during special events, emergency events and construction activities • Less confusing to visitors • Less turning movements required Conversion Sequence Phase 1 - Main Street from Fifth Street to 11th Street: As currently scheduled, during the week of July 26, Main Street will become two-way between Fifth Street and 11th Street while the 1100 block of Main Street (between 11th Street and 12th Street) will remain closed to all through traffic. This closure is to allow construction of the “arrival pad,” a geometric pattern of tiled pavers to be constructed in that block at that time. All east bound traffic on Main Street (the new travel direction) will be required to turn right at 11th Street due to the closure of the 1100 block. All west bound traffic on Main Street will be detoured at 12th Street. aFull & Part-Time aCompetitive Pay aTeamwork & Training aWide Variety & Benefits of Jobs th aStability & Gr Growth LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT. ACCREDITATION The Lynchburg Police Department is scheduled for a virtual on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services. As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, August 9 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 900 Church Street. Appearances at the public information session are limited to five minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. J ULY 23-25 5 www.c commonwealthgame VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT On Thursday, July 15, the City of Lynchburg and Centra hosted a night at the ballpark appreciation event to thank the 400+ volunteers who donated their time at the Lynchburg Regional Vaccination Center. Approximately 24,000 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered at the center. Thank you to all of the volunteers! NEVER MISS AN ISSUE! Read full post online Go to and subscribe to receive City Source emails! CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 900 Church Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434) 856-CITY |