You may want to check 511 before traipse around the bypass aka loop 10.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
For Immediate Release Contact: Teri N. Pope
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Office Phone: 770-718-3924
9 a.m. Cell Phone: 404-274-6436
STATE ROUTE 10/ATLANTA HWY EASTBOUND IN ATHENS
WATER MAIN BREAK – AVOID THE AREA
WHERE: Athens, State Route 10/Atlanta Highway eastbound at Epps Bridge Road
WHY: Water main break along the roadway – water company employees are on the scene working to shut off the water main now.
WHAT: SR 10 east has all lanes closed to traffic. Vehicles are being merged into one lane and slowly driving through the area on the paved shoulder of SR 10.
WHEN: Once the water is turned off Georgia DOT Engineers will inspect the roadway for damage and if needed develop a repair plan. There is no estimated time for the lanes of SR 10 eastbound to open to traffic.
Additional updates will follow.
Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.