Indian Trail Road has re-opened after a major water main break that caused a sinkhole

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The I-85 exit ramp to Indian Trail Road and an adjoining segment of Indian Trail Road have re-opened.

The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources and the Department of Transportation crews worked through the night in foul weather to repair a decommissioned water main valve that broke near the intersection on Tuesday, gouging a large sinkhole.

The crews repaired the main and other related equipment. The roads were determined to be safe for cars and trucks.

Indian Trail Road was closed in both directions from Beaver Ruin Road to the I-85 bridge and the I-85 exit ramp to Indian Trail Road was shut down early Tuesday after a 16-inch decommissioned valve attached to a 30-inch water main broke at 12:37 a.m. Gwinnett Department of Water Resources crews shut off the water main by 3 a.m. The heavy volume of water created a 30-foot-by-30-foot sinkhole 15 feet deep.

Authorities were forced to close Indian Trail Road from Beaver Ruin Road to the I-85 bridge. The exit ramp from I-85 to Indian Trail Road and the Park and Ride lot at that location were also closed. All lanes have since re-opened.

The Gwinnett Department of Transportation and DWR crews investigated possible undermining on the northbound, right-hand turn lane. The I-85 exit ramp and the Park and Ride lot were unaffected.

Gwinnett County water is safe for all uses. Only three businesses were temporarily out of water, but service to those locations has now been restored.

The Park and Ride lot also has been reopened and Route 102, 110 and 20 are back to running a normal schedule and route. 

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