By Matt Montgomery
The City of Piedmont will Stout Drive just south of Monroe Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept.23 to replace a small sewer line in a trench on the side of the road.
City Manager Jim Crosby said the city made the decision to close the road on a weekend because the intersection of Stout Drive and Monroe is a heavy traffic area for buses during school hours.
He said the work is minor and should only take about six to eight hours and should be reopened in time for school and work on Monday.
He added that the city took precautionary measures to trench the sewer line by making sure they didn’t damage existing electrical lines that run underground in that area.
“We you take a chance on breaking somebody’s electrical lines or breaking electrical lines, it’s better to go ahead and trench it and get it fixed,” Crosby said.