Columbia Drive Lane Closure Begins on May 26


Andrew Cauthen Alicia Pennie
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May 19, 2020

Columbia Drive Lane Closure Begins on May 26
Construction to repair approximately 348 linear feet of sewer pipe

DECATUR, Ga. – On May 26, a single southbound lane along Columbia Drive, between Forrest Boulevard and Walker Drive, will be closed from 9 a.m. to

4 p.m. while crews work to rehabilitate 348 linear feet of ductile-iron sewer pipe. This section of Columbia Drive will reopen on Wednesday, May 27.

The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management has initiated this construction project to address the repair needs of approximately 100,000 linear feet of sewer pipe as a part of ongoing maintenance to improve sewer service countywide.

Motorists and MARTA passengers should expect delays stemming from the lane closure. Lane closure signs and traffic flaggers will assist motorists in moving safely around the lane closure. Our construction crews will work diligently to minimize the length of impact to motorists and MARTA passengers.

For more information, visit the DWM website at, call the DWM Project Information Line at 1-800-986-1108 or email: