Monday, October 29, 2018


In conjunction with the ongoing Green Spring Road Relocation project, the two Northbound Cummings Street lanes will be reduced down to 10’ lane widths from the Washington Crossings entrance to just north of the Cook Street intersection signal.  This will allow for construction of the new Cummings Street right turn lane onto the planned Cook Street Extension section of the project.  The lane width reduction will be accomplished by installing a slight lane shift along Northbound Cummings Street at the Washington Crossings entrance along with installing Temporary Concrete Traffic Barrier Service along the right shoulder throughout the lane width reduction section.  Installation of the lane reduction and traffic shift will require a daytime lane closure – installation time requiring a lane closure is expected to be 2-3 days.  This work is planning to begin on or about Monday, November 5, 2018.

November 5, 2018 Town Council Meeting Agenda

Notice of Vacancy on Sustain Abingdon Committee

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Update to College/Church One-Way Improvements

Here is an update on the College/Church One Way Map. We had 8 new parking spaces, but its actually 10 counting the handicapped. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Matt Bolick at 276-628-3167.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Final Recommendations College/Church

This is the final recommendations to the College/Church one-way proposal. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, you can contact Matt Bolick, Director of Public Works, at 276-628-3167.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Special Called Meeting CANCELLED for 10-11-18

The Abingdon Town Council appointed an Interim Town Manager during the October 4, 2018 Council meeting therefore the Special Called meeting is CANCELLED.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the fall installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2018 exhibition series

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the fall installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2018 exhibition series, with the return of award winning, Darlington, Maryland, artist, John F Sauers. This exhibition of plein aire, oil paintings entitled "The Spirit of Place”, is a celebration of Mr. Sauers 85th year on the planet, and his first solo exhibit for the Corner Gallery in five years!  John is a highly collected, well known artist in this region, who has been active in the local art scene for more than forty years.  John is a founding member of the Arts Depot in Abingdon, Virginia.  He spent eight years, 2000-2008, as an artist in residence at the William King Museum also located in Abingdon, Virginia. John has influenced a host of local and regional artists through painting classes, seminars and workshops throughout his storied career. John was born and raised in Harford County, Maryland, he graduated from the Maryland Institute of Art in 1955, spent 35 years as a graphic artist for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company while concurrently pursuing his fine art career.   After retirement he moved to his ancestral home White Top, Va., in 1990 where, for more than a decade, he produced his own creative work full time, in addition to sharing his love of art, expertise, and enthusiasm with students young and old.  In 2005 John left his ancestral home, moving to the village of Berkeley, near Darlington Maryland, to be closer to his children.

In his Artist’ Statement, John states, “As an artist, I continue expressing my personal relationship with my ancestral heritage in Northeastern Maryland, as well as, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Southwestern, Virginia. Our lives are a perceived journey into places where the “Spirit of Place” touches our being. Currently, I introduced the crow into my work as a metaphor of myself. The crow represents itself in proportion of vastness of the landscape. The crow knows. As the crow, I have traveled from early in life through Maryland into the Shenandoah Valley and landed at my grandparent’s farm in Whitetop, Virginia, nesting there in 1981. Taking flight again in 2005, I returned to the land of my Father, in Berkley Maryland, where the flight originally began.

“The Spirit of Place” in my work continues. The crow flies into the dawn of a new day. “The Spirit of Place” will be celebrated with a reception and art talk by John F Sauers, to which the public is cordially invited, on Friday, 12 October from 7 - 9:00 PM in The Gallery @ Barr Photographics, 152 E. Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia.  “The Spirit of Place” will hang, and be offered for sale, through 30, November.   The Gallery @ Barr Photographics is housed in the Greenway Trigg Building, located in the heart of Abingdon’s main street historic district.  Please call 276- 628-1486 or visit for further information.

Photo #1: “February Afternoon”, plein aire oil by John Sauers

Photo #2: “Billowing Cloud”, plein aire oil by John Sauers

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Updated Construction Schedule for South Abingdon Extension

Updated Construction Schedule for South Abingdon Extension (Large Underground Power Line Construction near Exit 14):

-Old Jonesboro Rd will be closed for approximately 5 days beginning Oct 1, 2018 (This will be daytime work).

-Jonesboro Rd will have altered traffic patterns for approximately 3 weeks Northbound and Southbound beginning Oct 9, 2018 (This will be daytime work).

-West Main St will have altered traffic patterns for approximately 3 weeks East and West Beginning Oct 9, 2018 for Night Work.

All of these are to install the duct bank for AEP. For questions, please call Michael Surrett at 276-628-3167.

Town of Abingdon, VA Finance Department Gets New Phone Number

The Town of Abingdon, Virginia Finance Department has a new phone number. When calling the Abingdon Town Hall for finance matters (bill pay, sewer bills, etc.), please call 276-525-1464. This number will connect you directly to the finance department and to the employees who can best handle your finance questions.

For other questions related to offices in the municipal building, please call 276-628-3167. This will connect you to the other departments who may better address questions unrelated to the finance department. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Brush Collection Notice


The Town of Abingdon brush trucks are currently out of service. They are expected to be fixed soon and should only put collection about a week behind schedule. The Town is aware that tomorrow is junk day and is arranging to cover the service, but it may be a day or two behind. Thank you for patience with this matter and share this information with your neighbors.

Abingdon Fire Department Open House on 10-13-18