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Superior Ave. sewer improvements will begin in October, expect detours


Superior Ave. sewer improvements will begin in October, expect detours

Superior Avenue. Source: Google Maps
Superior Avenue. Source: Google Maps

Superior Avenue. Source: Google Maps

The DeKalb Department of Watershed Management says improvements to the sewer infrastructure on Superior Avenue will begin in October and last for nine months. There’s also an ongoing water main project that will likely create traffic detours, the county says.

According to a bulletin published by the city of Decatur, “Initial activities will be comprised of site preparation, and may include the installation of silt fence in the construction area.”

“This project is being performed as a part of the County’s consent decree program to replace an existing gravity sewer line along the intersection of North Decatur Road, Superior Avenue, and Scott Boulevard in Decatur, Ga.,” the county says. “The project is also being implemented to upgrade aging infrastructure, as well as address issues related to reoccurring sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) in the community. These improvements will effectively reduce sanitary sewer overflows, thereby reducing the risk to public health and property damage.”

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The county said that work on water main replacement project on Superior began in June. There will be work on Superior between Park Lane and Huron Street for the next seven months, the county says.

“All construction activities are scheduled to occur between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays,” the bulletin says. “The County is alerting residents that during construction, heavy equipment and construction noise may be noticeable. Detours may also be in effect and special attention should be paid to road work signs and the direction of the construction crew. Lastly, we ask for your assistance in minimizing inconveniences by not parking your automobile(s) on the street during construction hours.”

The county says anyone with questions can contact the community outreach team by calling 1-800-986-1108 or emailing info@ dekalbconsentdecree.com.