A detour remains in place while a new culvert pipe is being installed on Lees Mill Road at Tar Creek. Courtesy Fayette County

Pipe replacement causes Fayette detour

About half of Lees Mill Road in Fayette County remains closed while construction to replace a culvert pipe at Tar Creek continues. The project, funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, began in August with relocation of a gas line that wasn’t completed until September.

Repeated rain caused an additional two-week delay until new soil could be put in place around the culvert. A detour is rerouting traffic onto Lees Lake Road, Rivers Road and Hwy. 92. The county says Lees Mill Road is expected to re-open sometime before Thanksgiving.

Information: 770-320-6010 or publicworks@fayettecountyga.gov.

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