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Water main break creates traffic detours in South Albany

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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

June 26, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - DOT crews will be hard at work over the next 2 to 3 days repairing a portion of Highway 91 that washed away Wednesday night after a water main burst in south Albany.

Contractors boaring pipe under the road hit a water line at the intersection of South Jefferson Street and Newton Road. Water spewed out with such force that washed away part of the road and left behind a hole 30 to 40 feet across and 8 to 10 feet deep.

Traffic Detours

Beginning immediately, South Jefferson Street (SR 91) at Gordon Avenue is closed to traffic for approximately 2 to 3 days as crews work to repair a broken water main under the roadway. 

All traffic traveling north bound on South Jefferson Street will be redirected and detoured onto Monroe Street up to Oglethorpe Boulevard and then east back to Jefferson Street.  State Route traffic traveling south on Jefferson Street will be detoured at Oglethorpe Boulevard west to Madison Street then south back to Jefferson.                                                                             

Currently, local traffic is being allowed to continue south on Jefferson Street from Oglethorpe Boulevard to Lincoln Avenue where it is then detoured west to Madison Street.  This may be subject to change as traffic patterns are evaluated. 

Motorist are advised to exercise caution and/or use alternate routes while traveling in this area.

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