Posts Tagged ‘sidewalk’

A section of sidewalk on E Ponce de Leon Ave will be closed next week due to Georgia Power utility work. The area impacted is between 225 E Ponce and N Candler St. (see map below). The work is scheduled to start Wed., Dec. 17 and to last for three days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. only.

E Ponce GA Power work 12.12.14

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Sidewalks covered in leaves and debris like this one are not fun – or safe! – for students (and adults) to walk on.

It’s back to school time, which means you’ll be seeing more children and teens walking to and from school during the week. Decatur residents have invested millions of dollars in the installation and maintenance of sidewalks, but all too often pedestrians find themselves in unsafe situations where a sidewalk is overgrown with residential landscape plants or covered with slippery leaves or landscape debris.

Per city code, residents are responsible for the upkeep and de-littering of their property all the way to the curb. Please prune plants to behind the edge of the sidewalk and make sure there is at least seven feet of clearance overhead so that pedestrians don’t have to dodge low branches as they walk.

Keep the sidewalk in front of your home clear of debris and vegetation in every season. The children (and adults) depend on you to keep the neighborhood safe for walkers.

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You may have noticed orange fencing outside the Towne Square condominiums near the intersection of Sycamore and Church. This will be in place until the investigation and repair of a sinkhole is complete. Everyone is encouraged to be cautious as they travel through this area, especially those who pass the site on the Sycamore sidewalk.

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