Marbut Road will temporarily be closed to through traffic starting May 28 to replace gravity storm sewer line. AJC file photo

DeKalb County’s Marbut Road to be closed for sewer replacement

The DeKalb County Roads and Drainage Department will close Marbut Road, between Lithonia Industrial Boulevard and Phillips Road, to through-traffic beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, through 9 p.m., Friday, June 7, to replace a gravity storm sewer line, according to a press release.

This is part of DeKalb County’s major sewer system rehabilitation projects. They include the installation of new and larger wastewater pipe. This project is part of DeKalb County’s $1.345 billion Capital Improvement Program. Projects are designed to reduce sanitary sewer system overflows and increase service capacity.

In December 2011, DeKalb County reached a Clean Water Act settlement in the form of a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The 8½-year consent decree calls for significant levels of sanitary sewer system inspection, assessment, rehabilitation and repair.

Motorists should expect traffic delays and use alternate routes.

Road closure and detour signs will be placed in the area to advise motorists of traffic restrictions. For more information, contact the DeKalb County Roads and Drainage Department at 404-294-2878.

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