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Fire Hydrant Flow Testing and Maintenance

March 20, 2017 

On Monday 27 March, a Public Works crew will begin semiannual testing and inspection of fire hydrants throughout the city distribution system. Testing should be complete by the end of the week, but may be delayed by emergencies or weather. If delays occur the work will be completed the week of 3 April. Maintenance consists of checking all valves for proper operation and identifying leaks. All work will be performed during normal work hours, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Advertisement for Bids: Street Resurfacing

March 10, 2017 

The City of Lexington, Virginia will receive SEALED BIDS in the Office of the Department of Public Works, 890 Shop Road, Lexington, Virginia 24450, until Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM, for the “Spring 2017 Street Resurfacing Program”. This project includes 26,333 SY of City Inventory street milling and asphalt paving (nominal 2” SM-9.5A) and 7,726 SY of Non-Inventory street asphalt overlay (nominal 2” SM-9.5AL). Contingency units for undercut, #21A stone base installation, asphalt patching, #21A shoulder replacement, and installation of asphalt berms are included.

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East Nelson Street (Route 60) Drainage Improvement Project

January 10, 2017 

The City of Lexington’s E. Nelson Street Drainage Improvement project will commence Tuesday, January 17, 2017. This project involves replacing an aged, structurally deficient, and inadequate 36” storm drain with new and larger pipe. This line crosses E. Nelson Street in the vicinity of the Walker Street intersection, running from just above the Sheetz entrance to the BB&T bank across the street.

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Annual Loose Leaf Collection Services Extended

January 3, 2017 

Public Works will continue curbside loose leaf collection in the city through the week of 9 January 2017. This extended collection period is being provided owing to late seasonal leaf drop and weather delays impacting the original schedule. After 13 January 2017, leaves must be bagged and will then be collected as part of regular solid waste pickup. Please bag leaves or place in plastic trash cans after this date as the city cannot effectively pick up leaves placed on tarps.

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