A Midtown road will remain closed for five weeks for sewer work, The Atlanta Department of Watershed announced.
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

For five weeks, a Midtown road will close for sewer work

A Midtown road will remain closed for five weeks for sewer work, The Atlanta Department of Watershed announced. 

Crews will replace the existing storm line on 13th Street between Peachtree Walk and Crescent Avenue, officials said. Work will begin 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18 and last through 5 p.m. daily. 

Drivers in the area are urged to use 12th Street as a detour. 


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Residents and business employees who park their cars on the street will need to find alternative parking, city officials said. They will still have access to mail and trash services. 

The city also began repairs on a bridge near 3776 Melvin Drive in Southwest Atlanta. 

Melvin Drive is closed between Fairburn and Kimberly roads from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Drivers are urged to use Austin Road as a detour. 

Work on the bridge began Aug. 15 and will last five weeks. 


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