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Crescent Drive set to reopen Aug. 5
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Crescent Drive between White Sulphur Road and just north of Hall County Emergency Services is set to reopen Aug. 5.

The roadway has been closed to through traffic since May due to sewer improvement work that has taken longer than expected. The latest estimate to reopen the road had been the end of July. The August date is dependant on weather conditions.

The primary purpose of the project is to install a new sewer line from the intersection of White Sulphur Road and Crescent Drive to an existing pump station near Lakeview Academy. Work was expanded to include upgrading the sewer line to handle increased sewage flow from the Gateway Industrial Centre, which is being built on Ga. 365.

The crew has also encountered several delays. Rain has stalled construction on several occasions, and the crew encountered rock, which is difficult to drill through.

“That is the construction business,” said Myron Bennett, engineering and construction division manager for the Public Utilities department, in an earlier interview. “You don’t know what you are going to find until you start digging in the earth.”

Also in Gainesville, Memorial Drive is closed to through traffic until 5 tonight and again 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday between Longstreet Circle and Cherokee Road.