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2014 PGM Decatur Course MapReminder

Don’t forget the 2014 Publix GA Marathon is this Sunday, March 23, 2014.  There will be road closures and delays along the route as it weaves through the city between 7:15 am – 11:00 am.  The marathon enters Decatur on West College Avenue at Park Place near the East Lake Marta Station and exits the city in the 1100 block of Clairemont Avenue near the Decatur YMCA.  Keep in mind the marathon starts and ends in downtown Atlanta and travels through parts of DeKalb County as well.

Decatur Road Closures:

  • West College Avenue from Park Place to East College Avenue and Commerce Drive
  • East Ponce de Leon Avenue from Commerce Drive to Clairemont Avenue
  • Clairemont Avenue from East/West Ponce de Leon Avenue to Commerce Drive

Decatur Lane Closures:

  • Commerce Drive from East College Avenue to East Ponce de Leon Avenue
  • Clairemont Avenue from Commerce Drive to North Decatur Road

There will be traffic delays around the course throughout the duration of the marathon. The runners have the right-of-way at all times and no traffic will be released if it could impede the runners.  Traffic will not be permitted to turn onto roads that are closed and will only be allowed to cross at certain points when doing so will not impede the runners.  Traffic will be permitted onto the roads with partial lane closures when doing so will not impede the runners.  Please understand that even if you are travelling on a road that is not part of the course but crosses the course or is near the course, you will experience delays.  Please check your schedules and the course maps and plan accordingly.

The Bright Side

We are about the halfway point for the runners and regularly receive feedback about how great it feels to come through Decatur and have so many people cheering.  Aside from the fixed cheering stations at West College Avenue & Mead Road, Fellini’s on Commerce Drive and in front of the Old Courthouse on East Ponce de Leon Avenue, it is not uncommon for residents to pop up along the route and cheer.  So if you have Sunday morning plans that require driving, plan on heading out earlier or later or plot an alternate route.  If you have no plans that require driving, it’s a great day to walk into downtown Decatur for errands, brunch and to cheer!

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All city of Decatur offices, including City Hall and the Design, Environment and Construction (DEC) division of Public Works, are closed tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 13).

Municipal Court hearings for tomorrow evening are cancelled. Call 678-553-6655 to reschedule once offices re-open.

The Decatur Recreation Center is closed tomorrow and all Thursday activities are cancelled. The Center plans to be open regular hours on Friday.

Trash and recycling pick up for Thursday is cancelled. If tomorrow is your regular trash day your trash will be picked up on Friday, Feb. 14 instead.

Midway Rd. at S. Candler was closed this afternoon because of concerns that a leaning tree might fall. That is the only road closure in the city at this time. The latest DeKalb County road closures are available here.

Overall, things have been quiet in the city of Decatur during this winter weather. There have been no wrecks, no injuries, and no power outages. Public safety personnel and volunteers continue to check on seniors and other vulnerable members of the community.

Temperatures are dropping and more snow is on its way this evening (up to 3” is possible). This will continue to make travel difficult and dangerous. Please stay safe indoors. If you do leave the house, be aware that roads and sidewalks are slippery and frozen. If you or your children choose to sled, please avoid sledding into any roadways.

Important phone numbers

Georgia Power: 1-888-891-0938

All power outages or objects that have fallen on power lines MUST be reported to Georgia Power. The city cannot touch or repair power lines.

Police non-emergency: 404-373-6551

Please use the police non-emergency number only if you or a neighbor requires public safety assistance, not to report power outages.

Finally, continue to charge medical devices, cell phones and other electronics in anticipation of possible power outages. If there is a loss of power, the city may use the CodeRED Emergency Notification System to communicate with the community. Please take this opportunity before a power outage occurs to register your phone number here.


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