From the City of Lynchburg: On Thursday, June 9, motorists will need to be aware of a street closure in downtown Lynchburg. In order to accommodate construction work being done at the Virginian Hotel, 718 Church Street, it is necessary to temporarily close Church Street at 7th Street during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Motorists will need to exercise caution, follow posted detour signs and obey flaggers. According to Lynchburg Public Works Department, local traffic will still have access to establishments like Anthony and Company and other Church Street businesses in the immediate area, as well as portions of the Allied Arts Parking Deck. The closure will allow The Virginian to use a large crane that will bring in an elevator for the building and place it in the shaft. The City apologizes for the inconvenience.