Notice – Abingdon Town Council

Three or more members of the Abingdon Town Council may attend the 2024 YWCA Tribute to Women event on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 6:00 pm
Bristol Train Station,
101 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Bristol, Virginia

Three or more members of the Abingdon Town Council may participate in the presentation of
The Best of Abingdon awards to local businesses on
May 6, 2024, at 9 am – 4 pm
May 7, 2024,  at 8 am – 10:30 am
May 8, 2024, at 8:30 am- Noon

Town of Abingdon Sanitary Sewer Maintenance and Repairs Project

Sanitary Sewer Maintenance and Repairs Project

The Town of Abingdon is pleased to announce the granting of funds from the DEQ Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Program to conduct over $5 million dollars in upgrades to the failing sewer infrastructure, identified as Phase 1 repairs, within the corporate limits of Abingdon. On April 6th the Town of Abingdon will be releasing an Invitation to Bid, for Phase 1, of a multiyear Sanitary Sewer Maintenance and Repair Project.

The Town has secured additional funding to address related infrastructure issues reconciled from a comprehensive study being conducted by The Lane Group. Additional phases will target additional areas within the Town Limits over the next several years.

The Phase 1 target areas will be in the Whites Mill area of Town and the eastern end of Valley Street along Town Creek. The Town will make every effort to communicate the level of construction and access to various parcels in these target areas. The Town of Abingdon and/or its selected contractors will work with each property owner impacted to minimize the construction needs and time allotted to each segment.

The goal is to ensure the sewer system each resident relies on continues to function as expected. However, the system is aging, and many lines will need to be removed and replaced. The Town assures residents that minimizing the impact is the top priority. The contractor chosen to complete this work will be required to provide a top level of service to the residents. Extensive closed caption tv work has been conducted on the infrastructure in this target area and recommendations to the extent of the repairs have been provided to warrant these specific types of repairs.

The Town estimates that the selected contractor will begin work on or after July 1, 2024. Phase 1 construction ranges from manhole repairs, spot repairs to underground sewer lines, maintenance and relining inadequate segments and areas where lines will be dug up and replaced. The Town and/or its contractors will inform and reasonably accommodate each property owner, as to where and how specific types of repairs and impacts associated with the Town’s sewer mains and lateral connections will be made within each parcel. Included in this press release is a map of the target area for the Phase 1 repairs.

Please use the links below to learn more about this project.

About This Project
Sanitary Sewer FAQs
Project Updates
Project FAQs 
Advertisement for Bids
Project Contacts

Looking to Volunteer? – Boards and Commissions

Are you looking to make a meaningful impact in your community? Consider volunteering your time and
expertise by joining one of Abingdon’s various Town boards, committees, and commissions!

These citizen-led bodies play a crucial role in shaping the direction of our Town, in accordance with the
Town Charter. If you’re passionate about serving your community and want to contribute to its growth and
development, I invite you to apply to become a member of one of these vital groups. Please note that appointments to these positions are subject to the majority of the Town Council, and your application will remain on file for one calendar year. You will be contacted when an opening on a board, committee, or commission becomes available to confirm your willingness to serve.

If you’re ready to take the next step in serving your community, please download and complete the Board and Commission application available here and submit it to Kim Kingsley, Clerk at kkingsley@abingdon-va.gov

Your involvement can make a significant difference to Abingdon’s future. We look forward to receiving
your application and welcoming you to our team of dedicated volunteers. The Town’s Boards, Committees and Commissions are:

  • Abingdon Arts Commission
  • Board of Building Code Appeals
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Historic Preservation Review Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Tourism Advisory Board
  • Economic Development Authority
  • Infrastructure Advisory Committee
  • Veterans Advisory Board
  • Sinking Spring Cemetery Committee
  • Recreation Advisory Commission
  • Sustain Abingdon
  • Tree Commission
  • Housing and Redevelopment Authority
  • Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator

Questions? Contact Kim Kingsley, Clerk (276) 492-2138 or kkingsley@abingdon-va.gov