The road between Asbury Heights Court and Asbury Drive was supposed to be closed for a few days in January for Atlanta Gas Light crews to install a gas pipeline.
The discovery of a cracked 72-inch drainage pipe that carries storm water from one side of the road to the other is now the cause of the extended closure.
AGL sent a Jan. 31 letter to neighborhood residents that reads: “The DeKalb County Department of Public Works staff has requested that Atlanta Gas Light leave the road closure in place for an unrelated infrastructure upgrade in the same location between Asbury Drive and Asbury Heights.”
DeKalb spokesman Burke Brennan said it’s difficult to tell how long the repair work will take because of the recent rainy weather but that crews are aiming for a Feb. 15 completion date. He said the drainage pipe damage was discovered by an AGL subcontractor.
“It’ll cost about $16,000 in materials and labor to fix, so we’ll be investigating to find out what caused the damage,” he said.