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VDOT Traffic Alert February 25th-March 1st

February 19, 2019

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE February 19, 2019 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-19-015   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT February 25-March 1, 2019 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated

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VDOT Traffic Alert February 18th-22nd

February 15, 2019

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE February 15, 2019 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-19-014   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT February 18-22, 2019 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information.

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Lovingston Planning Grant Approval

February 12, 2019

On January 25, 2019, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) accepted the documentation of completion of initial tasks and made $35,000 available for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Business District Revitalization Planning Grant for Lovingston. The

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Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling Service Days

February 11, 2019

The Region 2000 Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling service is free for RESIDENTS of Lynchburg City, Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell and Nelson Counties, and the Towns of Altavista and Brookneal. Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling Schedule Date:  Saturday, April

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VDOT Traffic Alert February 11th-15th

February 6, 2019

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE January 29, 2019 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-19-010 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT February 11-15, 2019 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For

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Friends of 151 Clean-Up Feb 9th

Friends of 151 Clean-Up Feb 9th We invite you to join your fellow “Friends” as we kick off our 2019 season THIS Saturday morning February 9th from 8AM till 12 Noon at the Rockfish Valley Community Center (RVCC) located at 190 Rockfish School Ln, Afton,

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VDOT Traffic Alert February 4th-8th

January 29, 2019

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE January 29, 2019 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-19-010   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT February 4-8, 2019 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information.

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VDOT Traffic Alert January 28th-February 1st

January 23, 2019

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE January 22, 2019 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-19-009   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT January 28-February 1, 2019 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated

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UVA Community Working Group Regional Issues Survey

January 21, 2019

A new working group formed by UVA President Jim Ryan and made up of University of Virginia faculty, staff and students and local community members has identified seven pressing issues facing the Central Virginia area. The issues include (in no

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VDOT Traffic Alert January 21st-25th

January 15, 2019

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE January 15, 2019 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-19-007   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT January 21-25, 2019 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information.

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Motorists Urged To Avoid Travel During Winter Storm

January 11, 2019

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE January 11, 2019 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-19-004 MOTORISTS URGED TO AVOID TRAVEL DURING WINTER STORM LYNCHBURG – A wide range of winter weather is in the forecast for the upcoming weekend and, perhaps, into early

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VDOT Traffic Alert January 14th-18th

January 9, 2019

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE January 9, 2019 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-19-003   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT January 14-18, 2019 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information.

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VDOT Traffic Alert January 7th-11th

January 2, 2019

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE January 2, 2019 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-19-001 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT January 7-11, 2019 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date

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VDOT Traffic Alert December 24th-28th and December 31st-January 4th

December 18, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE December 18, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-129 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT December 24-28, 2018  and  December 31, 2018 – January 4, 2019 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather

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VDOT Traffic Alert December 17th-21st

December 11, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE December 11, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-124   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT December 17-21, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information.

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Governor Urges Virginians to Prepare for Early Winter Storm

December 7, 2018

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 7, 2018  Office of the Governor Contact: Ofirah Yheskel Email: Ofirah.Yheskel@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Department of Emergency Management Contact: Jeff Caldwell Email: Jeff.Caldwell@vdem.virginia.gov Phone: (804) 897-9730 Governor Northam

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VDOT Traffic Alert December 10th-14th

December 5, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE December 5, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-120   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT December 10-14, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information.

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VDOT Traffic Alert December 3rd-7th

November 27, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE November 27, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-118   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT December 3-7, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information.

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VDOT Traffic Alert November 26th-30th

November 19, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE November 19, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-117   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT November 26-30, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information.

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VDOT Traffic Alert November 15th Update

November 15, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE November 15, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-116   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT ROAD CONDITION UPDATE   LYNCHBURG, Va. – Most roads across the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) remain clear

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VDOT Traffic Alert November 15th

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE November 15, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-115   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   MOTORISTS WILL ENCOUNTER WET, POSSIBLY FLOODED/ICY ROADS TODAY   LYNCHBURG, Va. – As of 4 a.m., roads across the Lynchburg District of the Virginia

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VDOT Traffic Alert November 19th-23rd

November 13, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE November 13, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-114   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov    LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT November 19-23, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information.

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VDOT Traffic Alert November 12th-16th

November 6, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE November 6, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-110 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT November 12-16, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For

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VDOT Traffic Alert November 5th-9th

October 31, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE October 30, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-109   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov     LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT November 5-9, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated

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VDOT Traffic Alert October 29th-November 2nd

October 24, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE October 23, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-108 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT October 29 – November 2, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain

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VDOT Traffic Alert October 22nd – 26th

October 16, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE October 16, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-106   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov     LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT October 22-26, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated

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VDOT Traffic Alert October 15th -19th

October 11, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE October 9, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-100   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT October 15-19, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information.

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VDOT Traffic Alert October 8th-October 12th

October 3, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE October 2, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-099   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT October 8-12, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For

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Department of Forestry Fall Foliage Update

October 1, 2018

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VDOT Update September 24th to September 28th

September 18, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE September 18, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-093   Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT September 24-28, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information.

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VA Dept. of Emergency Management Hurricane Florence Update 9/14 @ 8 am

September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence – Additional Information From VA Dept. of Emergency Management 11 am 9-13-18

September 13, 2018

LATEST INFORMATION While Florence is now a Category 2 hurricane, it remains a very dangerous storm. The marked change in the forecast overnight, having Florence take a sharp northerly turn late this weekend will bring additional threats of rain and

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NOAA Hurricane Florence Key Messages & Rainfall Map 11 AM 9-13-18

NWS Hurricane Florence Update -10 AM September 13, 2018

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Dominion Hurricane Preparation Fact Sheet

September 11, 2018

Dominion Energy Website: Preparing for a Hurricane (external link)

Hurricane Florence Preparedness

With hurricane Florence forecasted to impact the east coast later this week, Nelson County could see heavy rain, flash flooding, downed trees, and prolonged loss of power depending on the storm’s final trajectory and intensity (which still remains unclear). Local

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Hurricane Florence -National Weather Service Update 9/11 @ 9:30 am

NWS Hurricane Florence Update September 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am  

Tourism Revenue Reached $207 Million in Nelson County in 2017

September 5, 2018

Tourism Revenue Reached $207 Million in Nelson County in 2017 -All of Virginia localities saw increased tourism revenue while Virginia reached $25 billion- Nelson County, Virginia (September 5, 2018) – Data released by the United States Travel Association (USTA) reveals

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Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Days

Fall 2018 – Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held 9am-2pm on: Friday, September 28, 2018 Saturday, September 29, 2018 HHW collections are free only to residents of Albemarle County,

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VDOT Update 9/10 – 9/14

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE September 4, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-089 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT September 10-14, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For

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VDOT Update September 3rd – September 7th

August 29, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE August 29, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-086 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT September 3-7, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For

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Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Seeks Community Input

The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL) is seeking the community’s input on the future of library services in the region. The Library Board of Trustees is in the process of collecting survey responses to gain insight into the use of current

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VDOT Update August 20th – August 24th

August 10, 2018

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE August 10, 2018 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-18-081 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT August 20-24, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For

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Norfolk Southern Railway Company Road Closure Notice-Nelson County

August 1, 2018

NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE- NELSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA   Norfolk Southern will soon be in your area performing maintenance and repair work to the railroad. The below mentioned railroad crossings will be affected by this job. Duration of

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VDOT Update August 6-10

July 31, 2018

LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT August 6-10, 2018 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org. Amherst County: Route 29, Madison Heights Bypass

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Planning Commission Special Meeting August 8th @ 6 PM -Old Board of Supervisors Room #420

July 30, 2018

The Planning Commission will hold a special meeting to discuss SUP #2018-05 (Rockfish Valley Events LLC) on August 8th, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the General District Courtroom. This meeting will be open to the public but will not be

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ROUTE 250 BRIDGE AT IVY IS OPEN TO TRAFFIC

July 27, 2018

ROUTE 250 BRIDGE AT IVY IS OPEN TO TRAFFIC Detour lifted one day ahead of schedule, contractor continues work to complete project   CULPEPER — The bridge on Route 250 (Ivy Road) over Little Ivy Creek near Ivy west of

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VDOT Updates 7/30/18 – 8/3/18

July 24, 2018

Nelson County:   No items to report   District-wide activities:  Bridge maintenance – Crews will perform maintenance on bridges. Guardrail maintenance – Crews will do guardrail maintenance. Line painting/pavement marking – Crews will address work orders/requests. Pavement marking – Contractor will

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VDOT Updates 7/23/18 – 7/27/18

July 17, 2018

Nelson County:   No items to report   District-wide activities:  Bridge maintenance – Crews will perform maintenance on bridges. Guardrail maintenance – Crews will do guardrail maintenance. Line painting/pavement marking – Crews will address work orders/requests. Pavement marking – Contractor will

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VDOT UPDATES 7/16/18 – 7/20/18

July 11, 2018

Nelson County:   Routes 6, 56 and 151 – Crew will paint and retrace marking and work signs.   District-wide activities:  Bridge maintenance – Crews will perform maintenance on bridges. Guardrail maintenance – Crews will do guardrail maintenance. Line painting/pavement marking

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