Closures near busy DeKalb road to last 2 more weeks

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Jordan Lane, shaded in yellow, will be closed to through traffic until Nov. 16.

By J.D. Capelouto

It could be about two more weeks before DeKalb County crews are finished replacing a water main in the North Decatur area.

Since it began Sept. 19, the project has resulted in lane closures on busy Lawrenceville Highway (aka Scott Boulevard), and the closure of Jordan Lane to through traffic.

The county originally said the construction would be completed Oct. 31. On Friday, DeKalb said the closures had been extended until Nov. 16.

The work consists of upsizing nearly 2,400 feet of water pipe.

Every day from 9 a.m. to noon, and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., the right eastbound lane on Lawrenceville Highway is closed between DeKalb Industrial Way and Jordan Lane.

Jordan Lane runs between Lawrenceville Highway and North Decatur Road. It is closed to through traffic, but pedestrians and residents can access the street from North Decatur Road.

DeKalb has completed several water pipe replacement projects over the last several years as part of its continued overhaul of its aging water and sewer systems.

DeKalb has already completed pipe replacements this year in North Druid Hills and Glendale areas. The county is also pouring $20 million into replacing water pipes that were installed as much as 100 years ago in neighborhoods near Briarcliff and North Decatur.

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