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Utility construction to begin this week in Town of Halifax


The Town of Halifax will begin utility relocation construction this week, weather permitting.

According to Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy, the work will first involve Dominion Virginia Power setting new poles to remove its facilities off Main Street between Houston Street and Cemetery Street and reroute the aerial lines onto Houston Street and Blue Ridge Lane.


The work also will entail surface cuts on Edmunds Boulevard behind the Courthouse across Mountain Road to the Maple Avenue parking lot.

Once Dominion and Comcast Cable have relocated their lines, the overhead wire and poles on Main Street between Cemetery Street and Houston Street will be removed followed by the repair of sidewalks and street resurfacing where needed.

Construction should be complete by Aug. 25.  A detailed schedule with periodic updates will be provided, Espy said.

“The Town of Halifax, the County of Halifax, Dominion, Comcast and their contractors, will make every effort to minimize inconvenience during the construction period.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated,” said Espy.

According to Espy the revitalization project goal is to “create economic opportunity and renew quality of life.”

The town and county of Halifax seek the shared community vision to promote the economic vitality of the Town of Halifax downtown commercial area, its approach corridors and gateways in an effort to provide new employment opportunities, capital investments and civic activities which improve the integrity of the historic county seat, Espy added.