The average age of the counties and cities within Region 2000 is almost 230 years, and it is not surprising that the maintenance and development of vital public infrastructure is a priority for localities. The Local Government Council assists the region’s towns, cities, and counties with identifying needs, developing projects, obtaining funding, and administering a wide variety of projects including:

  • Drinking water filtration, storage, and distribution systems
  • Sanitary sewer collection and treatment facilities
  • Stormwater management
  • Sidewalks and streetscapes
  • Parks, trails, and public spaces

Recent Projects

  • South Main Street Sidewalk, Town of Amherst
  • Downtown Revitalization Project, Town of Altavista
  • Downtown Revitalization Project, Town of Brookneal
  • Heritage and Recreational Trail, Appomattox County
  • East Side Sewer Project (Phase I), Town of Pamplin

Current Project Details

Olde Town Madison Heights Revitalization Project

The Old Madison Heights neighborhood is one of oldest residential areas of Amherst County.  Developed in the early 1900’s as a rural Village community outside the City of Lynchburg, this close-knit community of approximately 250 homes represents the highest density of residents in Amherst County.  

The Old Town Madison Heights Revitalization Project – Stumps Hill Area (OMH Stumps Hill CDBG) represents a Phase 1 project to revitalize this historic and thriving Amherst County community.  The project will provide infrastructure (water, sewer, roadway) and housing improvements and is funded primary through a $1,222,249 multi-year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD).  The project also includes funding contribution from Amherst County and program partnership from USDA Rural Development and VDOT.   This project represents the first in an envisioned long-term series of improvements to revitalize this vital and historic Amherst County community.

For more information contact Kelly Hitchcock.

Appomattox Heritage and Recreational Trail - Phase 1

The Appomattox Heritage and Recreational Trail, AHRT, will be an approximate 1.3 mile multi-use recreational and transportation corridor that will connect residents and visitors between the Appomattox County Community Park and the Town of Appomattox. 

The AHRT development was funded through $486,000 awarded VDOT Enhancement Program (now known as the Alternative Transportation Program) grant and local funds and in-kind contributions to the awarded VDOT funds, which comprise 80% of the project development and construction.  The project is under construction with opening to the public anticipated in fall 2014. 

This trail represents one phase of a larger envisioned pedestrian and bicycle network that will connect and traverse the multiple historical, cultural, and natural resources of the Town of Appomattox, the Appomattox County Community Park, and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 

For more information contact Kelly Hitchcock.

Pamplin West Side Infrastructure Project

The Town of Pamplin City is currently conducting preliminary planning work to explore the feasibility of expanding the town's newly-installed sanitary sewer system to the western half of the community. This project would include the establishment of sewer service to neighborhoods along Thomas Jefferson Highway and Church Street as well as possible housing rehabilitation activities. This phase of the project is funded by a Planning Grant from the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development.

For more information contact Scott Smith.

Brookneal Streetscape Phase III

The Town of Brookneal is conducting a third phase of enhancements to streets in the vicinity of its downtown commercial district. Project elements include improvements to pedestrian safety and accessibility, lighting, landscaping, and signage. This project is funded through a $360,000 Transportation Enhancement Grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation, and complements over $1.5 million in public and private monies committed to the improvement of the downtown area in previous phases.

For more information contact Scott Smith.

Past Projects

Virginia's Region 2000 Broadband Infrastructure Study 

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