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Clayton Street Improvement Project Update - Aug. 31, 2018

Project Schedule Finishes Block Two Pre-Dig Ahead of Schedule - Moving to Final Block

Crews finished up the pre-dig segment of Block Two (College Ave. to N. Jackson St.) this week, approximately five weeks ahead of the original schedule

They will move to pre-dig the South Side of Block Three (N. Jackson Street to N. Thomas Street) on Tues., Sept. 4.

The South Side of Block Three is expected to undergo work from September 4-14 (Mon.-Fri. mornings, except for Labor Day), while the North Side of Block Three is expected to undergo work from September 17-28 (Mon.-Fri. mornings).

After Block Three is completed, some work will take place on Wall Street from Oct. 1-19.

After the pre-dig phase is complete, project work will stop through the holidays and will resume in January 2019 on Block One with the installation of stormwater infrastructure followed a few months later by the streetscape installation on Block One. See the schedule below.

Current Clayton Street Pre-Dig Map

Clayton Street Improvements Project Timeline 

General tentative project schedule:

  • Pre-Dig Phase (for Stormwater System) - June 18 - Nov. 1, 2018
    • Block 1 (S. Lumpkin to College) - June 18 - Aug. 3 (complete)
      • South side - June 18 - July 19 (complete)
      • North side - July 16 - Aug. 3 (complete)
    • Block 2 (College to N. Jackson) - Aug. 6-30 (complete)
      • South side - Aug. 6-20 (complete)
      • North side - Aug. 20-30 (complete)
    • Block 3 (N. Jackson to Thomas) - Sept. 4-28
      • South side - Sept. 4-14 (current)
      • North side - Sept. 17-28
  • Private Utility Relocations - August 2018 - April 2019
  • Stormwater System Installation by Athens-Clarke County - January 2019 - March 2020 (break from August 2019 - January 2020)
  • Streetscape Installation by Private Contractor - April 2019 - August 2020 (break from November 2019 - April 2020)

Current Phase: Pre-Dig for Stormwater System

The Pre-Dig phase for the Clayton Street Improvements started Monday, June 18 when crews started digging trenches for the future stormwater system. Actual installation of the stormwater system will begin in January 2019.

The goal is to resolve any issues such as conflicts with other underground items earlier in the process so that the actual installation of the system goes quicker.

  • Work started near N. Lumpkin Street on June 18 and will move block-by-block to Thomas Street until November 2018
  • Crews will work one side of a block at a time (south side and then the north side)
  • Construction work will take place Monday - Thursday from 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (except for any holidays) and Friday mornings from 6:00-~11:00 a.m. By Thursday evenings, the fenced area will shrink to enclose only the needed areas for repair. Repaving and repair will take place on Friday mornings to reopen all parking spaces and lanes.*
  • Work will take place in a rolling work zone of up to approximately 200' at a time and require lane closures and parking space closures of 10-15 spaces at a time.

As work is completed, areas will be re-opened as soon as feasible. All lanes and spaces are expected to be re-opened at the end of each pre-dig work week by Friday mornings.*

Detailed block-by-block/side of street maps and more information are available at Additionally, staff continue to visit businesses in the affected areas to provide maps and answer questions about the project.

* - If weather conditions prevent placing asphalt, closures and work days/times may be extended before an area can re-open.

Additional information and upcoming dates that relate to the Clayton Street Area project will continue to be sent through this listserve and linked at

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