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Work on new VDOT building continues

Construction on the new Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Residency Office across the road from the Southside Virginia Family YMCA on Commerce Road is progressing. 

Communications Manager Paula Jones said the building has been framed, the roof is on, brick work has started and additional work is underway.

Custom Structures, based in Lynchburg, is contracted to build the facility.

Jones previously said the facility will cost approximately $2.2 million.

“As previously reported, the project is under construction and while no exact move-in date has been announced, completion is slated by April 2018,” Jones said.

The facility will replace VDOT’s Dillwyn residency.

The property, which is part of the  county’s business park, was originally owned by the county’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

Jones said the move to Prince Edward from Buckingham was decided because the location is more central to the entire residency — which includes Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties.

The IDA worked with the county’s board of supervisors for the sale of property. With the sale of property to the state, the county will not be able to receive real estate or personal property taxes related to the operation.