Renovation is disruptive. Information helps.

Between streetscape overhauls, infrastructure repair, safety enhancements, and a variety of development projects, downtown Decatur’s got a lot going on through 2019.

And it’s all things with the potential to be disruptive.

“Messy, inconvenient, and loud,” said Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon, describing expectations. Which is not particularly unique for a dynamic city. But what is unique is this effort to help keep inconvenience to a minimum.

Inline LogoWelcome to Extreme Makeover: Downtown Decatur Edition. From now until we’ve powered through our task list, we’ll be using this site as the main hub of a broad program to keep you informed with timely, ongoing status updates, email notifications, and social media alerts.

The latest information and recommendations to keep you plugged in and moving.

Here’s how:

+ Review the map of projects in various stages of implementation.

+ Read the latest status updates for what to expect, and what to avoid.

+ Sign up for email alerts whenever new circumstances arise.

+ Follow the city on Facebook and Twitter.

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