Leak discolors Johns Creek streets; $325K repair set

Waste Management has agreed to foot the $325,960 bill to cover and seal streets in seven Johns Creek neighborhoods discolored by hydraulic fuel leaking from a company truck.

The incident occurred May 24, affecting streets in the Doublegate, Kingston Crossing, Fox Creek, FarmBrook, Linkwood, Papillon and Lakeview Estates subdivisions, according to a report to the council by Public Works Director Lynette Baker.

“After attempts to clean the spots were unsuccessful, it was determined by the staff and in conjunction with Waste Management that the corrective action is to prime/neutralize the streets and apply a high density mineral bond, specifically HA5,” Baker said.

The council approved having Blount Construction do the work, the cost to be paid by Waste Management.

According to the city contract, Blount will be responsible for notifying residents by installing signs at subdivision entrances one day before work begins. Normal workday hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The job is to be substantially completed by Oct. 31.