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The original item was published from 6/9/2017 4:00:00 PM to 6/9/2017 5:05:04 PM.

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Waterline Work/Street Closure - East State Street and Madison Avenue

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The City of Athens announces East State Street will be reduced to one lane for westbound traffic only, and the Eastbound lane of East State Street will be closed to thru traffic, but emergency vehicles will have access. Eastbound traffic will be detoured using Elmwood Place to Watt Street. The work will begin on Monday, 5 June, 2017 from 6 A. M. until complete, to install a new water main on East State Street at Madison Avenue.


Parking will be restricted on the South side of Elmwood Place between East State Street and Watt Street beginning Monday, 5 June, 2017 at 6 A. M., all violators will be towed.


Madison Avenue will be closed between East State Street and Franklin Avenue, including Franklin Avenue near intersecting with Madison Avenue on 5 June, 2017 thru 10 June, 2017 to traffic, but local residents will have access.  Madison Avenue traffic will be detoured using Spring Street to Evans Street to return to East State Street.


Please use caution and follow all work zone signs.  Do not drive around road closed signs.


There are no planned water outages during this phase, but the final phase will have scheduled outages that will be announced via a press release for Madison Avenue, Spring Street, and a small section of Franklin Avenue.

The City of Athens apologizes for any inconvenience incurred during this work. Questions or concerns may be directed to the City of Athens Engineering and Public Works Department, 740-593-7636.


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