Sinkholes near Gwinnett Place Mall close street for second day

Crews are working to repair the holes

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Crews are working to repair the holes

Two sinkholes have opened on Venture Drive near Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, a county spokesman said.

The road is closed between Steve Reynolds Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road, a block from the mall’s entrance.

The holes, which closed the road right in front of a Sam’s Club, are related to privately owned pipes which were not draining properly, according to spokesman Joe Sorenson. The road is also privately owned.


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Crews are working to repair two sinkholes that have opened on Venture Drive near Gwinnett Place Mall.

Credit: Amanda C. Coyne

Crews are working to repair two sinkholes that have opened on Venture Drive near Gwinnett Place Mall.

Credit: Amanda C. Coyne

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Crews are working to repair two sinkholes that have opened on Venture Drive near Gwinnett Place Mall.

Credit: Amanda C. Coyne

Credit: Amanda C. Coyne

One of the sinkholes could be seen just beyond caution tape. It was wider and longer than a car and at least five feet deep. The orange helmet of a construction worker peeked out from the hole at the edge of the cratered pavement.

County workers from the water, transportation and police departments have responded to the sinkholes and are monitoring the situation, Sorenson said. The county is working to remedy the situation and re-open the road as soon as it is safe.

The sinkholes do not block access to the mall, which is on the other side of Pleasant Hill Drive.


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