Water and sewer lines in the Dawn Avenue area are being replaced due to problems with sinkholes.

The Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority (WSA) is replacing the sewer line that runs between Dawn and Lynn avenues, located between Melrose and Katherine streets.

The deteriorating condition of the current pipes is creating sinkholes in the street.

Right of Way crew chief Mike Bryant with the city of Douglasville said that most of the work is focusing on Dawn and that a two-inch water line is also going to be added in the project. The water line connects the line that runs between Katherine and Melrose streets.

Bryant said residents should be able to get in and out of their driveways without any major issues. Most of the work will be done once students are at school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The traffic on the street during working hours will be one-lane only for the 0.2 miles the street stretches along.

"It's going to improve the sewer service and it's definitely going to improve the water service especially in that neighborhood," Bryant said.

Bryant said the new pipes will clear up problems like rust in the old pipes.

There is no tax increase needed for this project, as it is a part of the WSA. All work on the road is expected to be completed by Nov. 5, barring any unexpected weather conditions.

"We just ask the public, as always, to be patient and respectful of the workers as they're traveling through the work zone," WSA engineering manager Brian Keel said. "We'll do our absolute best to make sure to get them through without any delays or any inconvenience."

For further questions on the project, Bryant can be reached by the email bryantm@douglasvillega.gov.

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