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Detours on Ponce de Leon for Crosswalk Construction Start Wednesday, November 16

As part of the city crosswalk replacement program, new concrete crosswalks are being built at two locations in downtown Decatur. A new raised mid-block crosswalk will be built in the 200 block on East Ponce de Leon Avenue near North Candler Street and a raised speed table will be installed over the entire intersection at Clairemont and Ponce de Leon Avenues…

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Severed Powerline Knocks Out Power Downtown

UPDATE: Power has been restored and Decatur High School is resuming operations as normal, including lunch.


A contractor working the N. McDonough streetscape overhaul has hit an unmarked powerline on North McDonough Street, just after noon today, knocking out power to a significant portion of downtown Decatur, including Decatur High School.

No explosion took place and no injuries have been reported. Georgia Power is on the scene and repairs are underway.

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Removal of Tree Required for Candler Railroad Intersection Improvements

A number of residents have commented about the removal of the magnolia in the traffic island at North Candler Street and East Trinity Place. This is part of the overall plan for improving the Candler railroad crossing to make it accessible and safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, and the disabled; encourage persons 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; and improve the “Safe Route to School” for students and parents who travel to the Fourth/Fifth Academy, Renfroe Middle School, and Decatur High School…

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