Central Avenue set to reopen Monday evening following sinkhole

The repair work on Central Avenue at Meigs Street is expected to be completed over the weekend and the road could reopen by Monday evening.

The damages were caused when a garbage truck fell into a sinkhole last week. According to a news release from the city, the repairs should be done over the weekend and then repaving can begin.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, the release said, city staff should begin removing the concrete barriers Monday and could have the road reopened by Monday evening.

Drivers have been forced to detour around the sinkhole since it opened May 25. Augusta Engineering also discovered a weak spot on Central Avenue that could have presented problems in the future, and that area is also under repair.

Ron Lampkin, manager with Augusta-Richmond County Traffic Operations, said last week there were a number of pipes in the ground where the truck fell, including water pipes, sanitary sewer pipes and storm pipes. Blair Construction is the construction company in charge of fixing the utilities damaged by the collapse.

 

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