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Gordonsville Post Office to Relocate, Gain More Space

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The new space will be 4,000 square feet larger than the current post office. The new space will be 4,000 square feet larger than the current post office.
The Gordonsville Post Office will soon be in a new, larger space. The Gordonsville Post Office will soon be in a new, larger space.
GORDONSVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Many people are trying to get presents out in time for Christmas, so one central Virginia post office is moving to a bigger building to accommodate the demand.

The Gordonsville Post Office has been in the same building since 1961, but with more packages coming in from other towns, it has outgrown its small building. According to postmaster Toni Saul, Gordonsville absorbed the Barboursville and Somerset carriers, causing it to run out of space.

“Last week alone, we did right around 9,000 packages just for this office,” Saul said.

The post office’s plan is to move into a bigger building next door where thousands of packages can be delivered.

“We’re looking at probably an additional 4,000 square feet and it’s going to give us plenty of room,” Saul said. “With everything under one roof, this should get our carriers out of here and on the street earlier which gets them to each of the houses earlier.”

The postmaster said the new building reduces safety concerns with employees tripping over packages. An exact date has not been set on when they will be in the new building, but they hope it will be sometime in 2019.