Sinkhole temporarily closes Walton Way lane

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 7:25 PM
Last updated 9:03 PM
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City officials closed the eastbound right lane of the 2000 block of Walton Way near the Russell Street intersection Thursday while they repair a sinkhole in the road.

A sink hole on Walton Way near the intersection with Russell St. as seen on Thursday afternoon.   ZACH BOYDEN-HOLMES/STAFF
ZACH BOYDEN-HOLMES/STAFF
A sink hole on Walton Way near the intersection with Russell St. as seen on Thursday afternoon.

Drivers should avoid the area by using Central Avenue or the Calhoun Expressway, according to a news release from the Augusta Engineering Department.

Augusta Traffic Engineer Steve Cassell said the repairs should be completed by Monday, although the department’s news release estimated Thursday.

Cassell said the sinkhole is a result of a storm pipe that collapsed, but it’s hard to tell what caused the pipe’s damage.

“It could be anything,” he said.

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tgentry
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tgentry 09/06/12 - 08:23 pm
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sinkhole

Cassell said the sinkhole is a result of a storm pipe that collapsed, but it’s hard to tell what caused the pipe’s damage.

“It could be anything,” he said.

Yeah it could be the neglect the county has on not cleaning out the storm drains in general. I call every year to have a storm drain cleaned in front of my house. Augusta Cares called once to ask me if it was taken care of. I told them no and they send me a letter later saying it was. I can pull the man hole cover off and still see the neighbors kids basket ball in the drain. Richmond County needs to get on the ball with the infrastructure. Stop wasting money on TEE centers and parking decks and get the pipes in order.

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allhans 09/06/12 - 09:21 pm
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After several calls the guys

After several calls the guys came to clean out a sewer just down the street from me. One of my neighbors, a retired engineer with the highway department had to go out and show them how to clean it out. They had no idea and was just taking a swipe at it.

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