Day after hitting a gas line, crews working on North McDonough streetscape hit water line

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 29, 2017

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The crews working on the North McDonough streetscape project are not having the best luck avoiding utility lines.

On June 28, a contractor working on the project hit a gas line, temporarily shutting down the road. Today, June 29, a contractor has struck a water line, the city of Decatur says.

The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m.

“DeKalb County Watershed Management is on-site to make repairs,” the announcement from the city says. “Water service on North McDonough between Trinity and Howard will be interrupted until the repairs are completed.”

The road will remain open to traffic. Work on the project started last year. When it’s complete, North McDonough will be reduced to two lanes. The sidewalks will be wider and there will be a two-way cycle track on the westside of the street. The project will also have “green infrastructure” upgrades to better manager storm water, the city says.

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