Appalachian Power schedules construction activities in Lynchburg this week
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – As part of the Dearington-Rivermont transmission project, representatives from Appalachian Power plan to begin construction activities in the town of Lynchburg next week.
This project was announced by representatives of Appalachian Power when they held an open house in September 2017.
According to the company, the project involves rebuilding about six miles of transmission line to provide reliable electrical 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 expected to start along Morgan, Caroline and Garland streets to prepare for the installation of foundations and steel poles along the route of the power line.
Authorities say Lynchburg residents can expect 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 to Friday July 23 and Monday July 26: along Caroline Street from Morgan Street to Chamber Street
- Monday July 26 to Wednesday July 28: along Garland Street from Taylor Street to Federal Street
The company expects crews to complete all phases of the transmission line construction in the spring of 2022. For more information on this project, click here.
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