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The Loop’s Prince Avenue Interchange Is Open Again


Photo Credit: Jeff Montgomery

ACC workers repair a water main break off Jefferson Road Friday.

Just in time for the deluge of cars rolling into town for the Georgia-Missouri game Saturday night, the Georgia Department of Transportation has reopened two ramps at the Loop-Prince Avenue interchange.

A traffic signal pole and cabinet were damaged by a water main break off Jefferson Road Thursday night, forcing GDOT to close the ramps while they waited on replacements from South Georgia. Repairs were made, and the ramps reopened at 4:45 p.m.

Athens-Clarke County officials said they anticipate that the main break will be repaired by midnight tonight. Assuming testing shows water is safe to drink, they said they’ll lift a boil-water advisory 24 hours after the break is fixed.