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Second Avenue in Oakhurst will close on Nov. 4 as part of Hood Circle sewer work

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Second Avenue in Oakhurst will close on Nov. 4 as part of Hood Circle sewer work

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DeKalb County Watershed says that Second Avenue in Oakhurst will be closed starting Monday, Nov. 4.

The road will close to traffic between East Lake Drive and 241 Second Avenue. The closure is part of the Hood Circle sewer upgrade project.

DeKalb County says Hood Circle in Oakhurst has had 12 sewer spills since January 2014, making it one of the worst sewer spill sites in the county. The county is undertaking a $3.2 million project to fix the problem.

“Mobilization, equipment delivery, and bypass setup will occur during the week of Nov. 4-8,” the county’s Department of Watershed Management says. “Installation of new sewer line will begin on Monday, Nov. 11. Clearing operations on Hood Circle and East Lake properties are expected to begin on Wednesday, Nov. 6.”

Second Avenue will be closed for approximately 12 weeks, with traffic detoured accordingly. The road will be completely resurfaced when the work is complete.

This won’t be the only road closed as part of the project. The second closure, on Hood Circle near the intersection of Third Avenue and Leyden Street, will begin in mid-November and last approximately 12-14 weeks. During this closure, the county will put in and re-route a new sewer in the Hood Circle area before reconnecting service to local homes.

Detours will be in place for both closures and on-site signage will direct motorists to alternative routes.

MARTA’s Route #34 will be temporarily rerouted to Third Avenue. School bus routes for Decatur High School, Renfroe Middle School and Oakhurst Elementary School will also be rerouted, and the City Schools of Decatur will communicate changes directly to parents.

For detour maps, click here.

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