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Posted on: June 7, 2017

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

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East State Street will be reduced to one lane, for westbound traffic only, on June 8, 2017. The eastbound lane will be closed to non-emergency vehicles - a detour will be in place on Elmwood Place and Watt Street. The lane closure and detour will begin at 6 A.M. to allow for waterline work in the area. East State Street will re-open once the waterline work has been completed.

During the East State Street detour, parking will be restricted on the south side of Elmwood Place, between East State Street and Watt Street. All violators will be towed.

Madison Avenue, between East State Street and Franklin Avenue, will be closed to through-traffic between June 7, 2017 and June 15, 2017. The Franklin Avenue/Madison Avenue intersection will also be closed during this time. Local access will be maintained, and south bound Madison Avenue traffic will be detoured via Spring Street.

Please use caution and follow all work zone signs, observe speed limit signs and slow down while driving through work zones. Do not drive around road closed signs.

A Water Service Outage for Madison Avenue, Spring Street, and a small section of Franklin Avenue will begin Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 A.M., in order to complete several water line tie-ins and cap off the old section of water main. Water service will be restored as soon as possible. A boil order will be issued for this area when water service is restored. Fire hydrants will be flushing in the area during the duration of the boil order.

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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