October 15, 2007
Utilities relocated near new Emory Clinic site
By david payne
It is neither a moat around the law school, nor a new linear sustainable garden. Rather, the trench being dug along Clifton and North Decatur roads is part of the preliminary relocation of utilities leading up to future construction of the new Emory Clinic.
The utility trench will be approximately 7 feet to 9 feet wide, and will include several utility lines, such as high voltage power lines and telecommunications lines. The electric power feeds serve highly controlled lab environments at Clinic B, and sit within the footprint of the New Emory Clinic.
Excavation for the new clinic is not expected to begin until next fall, but these existing utilities that serve Clinic B are being moved now to ensure that there is no interruption of service once that excavation begins.
This phase of utility relocation will last approximately six months. During that time, drivers and pedestrians can expect possible temporary lane closures at Gambrell Drive, and occasional, off-peak lane closures on Clifton Road. Notifications of closures will be posted on the “urgent update” portion of the new construction update Web page, www.construction.emory.edu.