Candler Park, Old Fourth Ward and Poncey-Highland are among the first neighborhoods to receive new water mains as part of a citywide program to upgrade critical-need drinking water infrastructure. The project will improve water pressure and quality in areas currently served by old and deteriorating mains.
Contractors for the Department of Watershed Management began to replace water mains at more than 50 locations across the city this month along Auburn Avenue, Clifton Road, Jackson Street and Willoughby Way. Construction in the southeast quadrant of the city area will be performed over the next year, and work in the three remaining areas will follow later.
The full list of impacted streets under the Water Distribution System Improvements Southeast project includes:
- Clifton Road from McLendon to Ponce de Leon
- Willoughby Way and Ashley Avenue
- South Ponce de Leon Avenue from Clifton to Ponce de Leon
- Hemlock Circle from Berne to Glenwood
- Loring Street from Hemlock Circle to Woodland
- Moreland Place
- Flora Avenue from Flora Place to Hardee
- Binder Place and Finley Street
- Williams Mill Road, Linwood Avenue and Cleburne Terrace
- North Avenue from Freedom Parkway to North Highland
- Peachtree Street SW from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Alabama
- Auburn Avenue from Boulevard to Irwin
- Old Wheat Street from Boulevard to Auburn
- Howell Street from Auburn to Irwin
- Bradley Street from Auburn to Irwin
- Randolph Street from Auburn to Irwin
- Gaspero Street from Auburn to Randolph
- Jackson Street from Decatur to Gartrell
- Sunset Avenue from Simpson to Lester
- Lethea Street from Jonesboro to Lakewood
- Lakewood Avenue from Lethea to Margaret
Construction will be performed using the open-cut trenching method, reducing most residential streets to one operable lane. Motorists are asked to be mindful of traffic impacts and move slowly through affected areas.
More information on water main replacements, including fact sheets, maps and answers to frequently asked questions, can be found at the department’s website on the Water Main Replacement Program page under the Projects tab.