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The City Commission has awarded the contract for construction of Phase V of the Downtown Decatur Streetscape Improvements to the low bidder, GS Construction of Lawrenceville. Construction is expected to start in February.

The project will provide new streetscape improvements in the following areas:

East Trinity Place:          

  • South side only between North McDonough Street and Church Street.
  • Both sides between Church Street and Decatur Fire Station No. 1.

Church Street:      

  • Both sides between East Howard Avenue and East Trinity Place.

The work includes new sidewalks, street trees, lighting and street furniture. When the project is near completion, both streets will be milled and resurfaced.

Depending on the weather, the project will take 9 – 12 months. While there will be some inconvenience throughout construction, access to businesses is to be maintained throughout the project, except for short periods when a sidewalk or driveway is being removed or replaced. The city will have an on-site project manager to answer questions, help with construction issues and provide information about the project.

We appreciate everyone’s patience in finally getting this project started and look forward to a productive 2015.

Phase V downtown Decatur streetscapes Feb2015

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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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The City is installing an improved pedestrian crosswalk on E. Ponce de Leon near Starbucks.  This new design should improve visibility of the crosswalk and help slow traffic.  We want to test this new design in this location before we consider expanding it to other pedestrians crosswalk areas in the City.  In an effort to limit disruption of businesses in the area, the installation will begin on Sunday evening November 9th around 7 p.m. and be completed before the start of rush hour traffic on Monday morning.  A section of E. Ponce de Leon Avenue from East Court Square east to Church Street will be closed overnight to allow the installation to be completed in one evening.  East Court Square will remain open to traffic but traffic exiting from East Court Square will only be allowed to turn left onto Ponce de Leon.  Work will be completed and the closed section of E. Ponce de Leon reopened to traffic by early Monday morning. 



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