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LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT

 
Nov19

 

November 23-29, 2014

 

Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.  Traffic may be restricted.  Items in italics contain new/updated information.  For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.

 

Amherst County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 29 Business north- and southbound (Rt. 1108-Rt. 731) – Crews will mill and pave. Use caution.

 

Appomattox County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 675 over Big Cub Creek – Road closed until 12/12/14 for bridge replacement. Detour: Rt. 700 to Rt. 635 to Rt. 720 to Rt. 644 and back to Rt. 675.

 

Buckingham County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Andersonville AHQ  - Crews will boom axe .

Dillwyn AHQ – Crews will make drainage repairs on secondary routes.

Various – Crews will make surface repairs and respond to customer concerns.

 

Campbell County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

Route 501 over Opossum Creek  – Bridge inspection scheduled on 12/4. Use caution.

Route 501 over Staunton River – Bridge inspection scheduled on 12/3. Use caution.

Route 684 over Buffalo Creek – Bridge inspection scheduled on 12/4. Use caution.

 

Charlotte County:  Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 675 over Cub Creek (Rt. 40 – Poor House Rd) – Road closed; temporary signal for bridge replacement. Est. comp. 9/28/15.

Craftons Gate – Crews will cut brush and work non-hard surface roads.

Phenix – Crews will clean ditches and pipe with backhoe and add shoulder stone.

Various secondary routes–Crews will mow, boom axe and respond to customers.

 

Cumberland County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 45 South and various secondary routes –Crews will perform shoulder repairs.

Route 637 over Dry Creek  - Road closed for structure replacement. Detour via 635 North to 668 West and back to 637. Est. comp. 12/12/14.

Various – Crews will mow, work surfaces, cut brush and respond to customers.

 

Halifax County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Cluster Springs AHQ – Crews will work surfaces..

Cluster Springs and Volens AHQ – Crews will work shoulders.

Various – Crews will mow, boom axe and respond to customer concerns.

 

Nelson County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator

No activities reported

 

Pittsylvania County: Kenneth Martin, Residency Administrator

Route 29 North (in Tightsqueeze area) – Crews will be paving.

Gretna, Kentuck & Rondo AHQs – Crews will boom axe.

Kentuck AHQ – Crews will perform shoulder and ditch work.

Mt. Airy AHQ – Crews will trim trees on secondary routes.

Various – Crews will work surfaces and respond to customer concerns.

 

Prince Edward County: Kevin Wright, Residency Administrator

Route 623 –Bridge replacement over NS and Buckingham Branch Railroads. Est. comp. 6/30/15.

Route 658– Crews will make shoulder repairs.

Various – Crews will make surface repairs and respond to customers

 

District-wide activities:

Bridge and guardrail maintenance – Crews will perform bridge/guardrail maintenance.

Area landowners are being threatened

 
Nov18

Area landowners are being threatened. The Farmville Herald reports, Dominion is asking Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward landowners one last time to survey their property for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Property owners had denied Dominion access to their land, but if they refuse this time, Dominion threatened to go to court.
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Alcohol is being blamed in a two car wreck that injured a Farmville man

 
Nov17

Alcohol is being blamed in a two car wreck that injured a Farmville man. Police say, 22-year-old, Shawnese Evett Eleazer, of Virginia Beach, was driving drunk when she crashed into, Angelo Lee Artis of Farmville last week (Nov. 7), on N.C. 11. Her blood alcohol level was not available. According to a State Highway Patrol collision report, Eleazer was driving in the northbound lane when she crossed over into the oncoming lane and hit the right front side of Artis’ vehicle. He suffered minor injuries. Eleazer has been charged with DWI in the two-vehicle accident near Grifton.
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A tip led police to a suspect wanted in Powhatan (pow – hatten) and Amelia County

 
Nov14

A tip led police to a suspect wanted in Powhatan (pow – hatten) and Amelia County. After being on the run for almost two months, Erin Scott Knipe, 18, of Amelia, was arrested in Amelia last week on the Powhatan charge. He now faces a charge in Amelia as well. Police tracked the teen down at a home on Howard Road (Rt. 1201), Friday (Nov. 7) after the Powhatan sheriff’s office discovered him living at the residence. When the two officers arrived, Knipe tried to escape but was caught hiding in the woods on Rt. 604 where he surrendered to officers. He was taken to Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville and was later served an Amelia warrant by Prince Edward County. He was due to appear in juvenile and domestic relations court on the Amelia charge, Monday (Nov. 10). In Powhatan, the 18 year old is charged with a Sept. 18 stabbing. Two other suspects were also arrested in connection to the stabbing case back in Sept..
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Economic growth is the vision council members hold for Appomattox

 
Nov13

Economic growth is the vision council members hold for Appomattox. The Town Council reviewed plans, Friday, during an annual meeting referred to as the council’s retreat, aimed at beautifying the area and boosting the economy by attracting tourists. A consulting team presented the draft, which addressed upgrades to business districts, the train depot, signage, a pedestrian trail, a farmer’s market, and the Appomattox Battlefield Park Entrance, aimed at presenting the town in the best light for new people that arrive to the area. The council will vote on a final copy of the master plan in January.
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Warning for iPad and iPhone users

 
Nov13

A security warning for Apple iPad and iPhone users Jack Murphy with more.

Students Get Fresh Produce

 
Nov13

Students in Appomattox County Public Schools are getting farm fresh produce. Through a partnership with Charlotte County based New Beginning Farm, the school system has so far received sweet potatoes and Niki Kempton, food service coordinator, said that she anticipates receiving other types of potatoes along with green beans and lettuce from the farm. Robert Moore of New Beginning Farm has already expressed that he wants to provide year-round produce to the school system. Kempton said that by entering into the partnership, there is no additional cost to the food service department . Moore said he decided to do the partnership was to provide fresh healthy products to students who may not have the opportunity to receive them in meals elsewhere.

New Business Breeds Economic Optimism

 
Nov13

City leaders in Appomattox are brimming with optimism about the local economy, after the announcement last week that Lindenburg will be opening a manufacturing business at the old Thomasville site and will bring 349 new jobs to the area. It’s a Chinese company. Town Manager Bill Gillespie said the Chinese delegation expressed that they want to hire as many local people as possible. Gillespie said there will be a wide array of jobs coming to the area including marketing, industrial engineering, finance and human resources.Gillespie hopes more people will come to Appomattox for the low tax rate and good quality of life.

St. Ann’s Christmas Collection for Kids Underway

 
Nov12

In Appomattox, the Jamerson Library will participate in the annual “Community Christmas Tree. This collection box will be for St. Anne’s and their sister church. Collection of gently used and new items for children, pre-school through high school who may not otherwise have a Christmas. Items such as; art supplies, scarves, toys, puzzles, stuffed animals, books Christmas candy, slipper socks, coloring books, blocks, dolls, and other items that children may enjoy. A member of St. Anne’s will pick all donations on Friday, December 19th

Ribbon Cutting Planned

 
Nov12

A Ribbon Cutting Event is scheduled next week for the Friends of the Farmville/Prince Edward Community Library’s Little Free Library. The ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, November 18th at 11:30 AM at Jenkins Blue & Gray, Prince Edward Hwy, Rice.The Little Free Library is a project to promote and encourage reading for the un-served and under-served in the Rice area of the county.

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