Sewer Line Replacement in Athens May Cause Road Delays

Posted on: 6:29 pm, December 22, 2013, by


ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT)- Drivers should expect delays, closed intersections and possibly closed road lanes in Athens Monday, day one of a sewer replacement project.

Athens Wastewater Manager John Stockton says materials needed will be kept on the Johnson property between Beaty, Market and Hobbs streets, so expect heavy traffic in that area.

The city has contracted with Hawkins Groundwork for $587,412 to replace old sewer lines on Hobbs Street from the trunk line at the Athens State University maintenance building going west underneath the Marion Street railroad tracks and continuing north on Marion Street to Pryor Street.

There are also short branch lines south on East Street to Market Street and south on Clinton Street and back around on Market to Beaty Street. Once completed, the sewers will replace old clay tiles, especially the trunk line on Market Street that flows underneath the City Cemetery.

Stockton said the project will last for 6-8 months.