The first phase of this project began in January of 2015, and included reconstruction of a sewer force main at East
Broad Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. In February, the project moved off East Broad Street and major work to East President
Street and General McIntosh Boulevard began.
More than 100,000 cubic yards of fill dirt
will be trucked in and dumped and graded along the south side of President
Street, where it will sit idle for up to 180 days during a process called
surcharging. This surcharging is required to allow settling and water
extraction prior to the laying of utilities.
Three major traffic impacts will occur
beginning in February: