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The impact

Weather permitting, North McDonough Street and the Candler and McDonough intersections at East Howard Avenue and College Avenue will be milled in preparation for final resurfacing starting on Monday, July 17. The work should take 2-3 days. This work is part of the North McDonough Streetscape Improvements and the Railroad Crossing Improvements at Candler and McDonough Streets.

Project details

The North McDonough Streetscape Improvements include reducing North McDonough to two vehicle lanes, providing for wider sidewalks, and installing a 2-way “cycle track” on the west side of the street, along with traditional streetscape improvements and on-street parking. The project also features significant “green infrastructure” improvements to improve storm water quality.

The Railroad Crossing Improvements will significantly improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, further encouraging those who live in Winnona Park, the McDonough-Adams-Kings Highway community, and other neighborhoods south of the CSX rail corridor to walk and bike into downtown Decatur.

 The improvements will provide gentler slopes on the north side of both crossings resulting in an accessible path for persons in wheelchairs or those using strollers, and a much safer route for all located outside the railroad crossing gates. Presently, pedestrians and bicyclists have to share the roadway with vehicles at these crossings.

In addition to improvements at the crossings, there will now be new pedestrian crosswalks where none presently exist — on the east side of both intersections and just north of the Candler crossing connecting to the sidewalk along the old Depot property.

Finally, improved vehicular mobility is also a project priority. Both crossings will include new traffic signals on both sides which will allow protected left turns on all legs of the two crossings.

How to manage

North McDonough and the two intersections will remain open to two-way vehicle traffic. However, there will be temporary lane closures and minor delays during the work.

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Street milling, repair and resurfacing activities are scheduled from Aug. 18 to Oct. 31, weather permitting.

Work will be performed on the following streets during this time frame:

  • Forkner Drive from Church Street to Sycamore Drive
  • Kirk Road from South Columbia Drive to Avery Street
  • Madison Avenue from Johnston Place to end of Street
  • Nelson Ferry Road from Scott Boulevard to West Ponce de Leon Avenue

The City’s contractor, Stewart Brothers., will be performing all of the required work to mill, patch, resurface and replace street humps with speed tables on these streets and will post signs on each street three days in advance of the start of construction. Please note: ALL VEHICLES MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE STREET DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS, 7AM to 6PM, WHEN WORK IS PERFORMED. Vehicles parked on the street during the posted times are subject to towing. PLEASE WATCH FOR THE POSTING ON YOUR STREET.

Contact John F. Madajewski with the Design, Environment and Construction Division at 404-370-4104 for further details or questions.


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The milling and paving of East/West College Avenue is scheduled to begin Sunday, Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. Work will take place overnight until 5:00 a.m., and crews are scheduled to work overnight until the following Saturday, Aug. 16. The paving work will begin with a single right lane closure from Memorial Dr. through Avondale Estates and on to East Lake. As the crews progress over the week, multi-lanes will be closed at various times.


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The milling and paving of College Ave that was going to start on Wednesday has been postponed. Once the road work is rescheduled, an update will be posted here.


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Starting on Wednesday of next week, milling and paving will occur on College Ave overnight between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Depending on weather conditions, the work could continue through the weekend. roadwork

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