Regional Gas Pipeline Project Moves Into Area
Atlanta Gas Light will be working in the area this year and next as part of a 15-year project to replace parts of its natural gas pipeline.
Atlanta Gas Light is installing a new pipeline in DeKalb County that will cut through the North Druid Hills area – work that has already begun in the Medlock area.
Crews just started work on Wood Trail Lane in Medlock, according to the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association, which has posted a useful breakdown of the project.
It's called the Eastside Pipeline Project, and it will connect Atlanta Gas Light's Riverdale liquified natural gas facility in Clayton County with a connection point in the company's transmission system at the intersection of Clairmont Road and Buford Highway – a 28-mile distance.
The Eastside Pipeline Project is part of the company's larger pipeline replacement program, a 15-year effort to fix exposed and unprotected pieces of gas pipeline.
Here's a description of the areas the project will affect in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area, courtesy of the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association post:
What is the route of the pipeline in DeKalb County? Approximately 18 miles of the pipeline will be installed in unincorporated DeKalb County, the City of Atlanta within DeKalb County, and the City of Decatur. Coming out of Fulton County, the pipeline route will continue cross country in the existing Atlanta Gas Light easement and proceed in a northeasterly direction crossing several roads and highways including I-285, Moreland Avenue, I-20, Glenwood Avenue, Candler Road, and Memorial Drive. Part of the installation will also be in road right-of-way in the City of Decatur and along Arcadia Avenue and DeKalb Industrial Way. At the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and DeKalb Industrial Way, the route will return to an existing Atlanta Gas Light easement and continue to the intersection of Clairmont Road and Buford Highway crossing North Druid Hills Road, Lavista Road, and Briarcliff Road along the way.
Check out the post for more information including maps.
About 4,000 feet of pipeline was already placed between North Druid Hills and Lavista roads earlier this year, the post said. Work on the larger project, however, will continue through next year, and property owners who will be affected will be notified by the company.