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Fire Hydrant to Require Temporary Lane Closure at the ARLO

Beginning the morning of Tuesday, January 10, one eastbound lane (heading out of town) on East Trinity Place between Church Street and East Howard Avenue will be closed to allow for installation of a new fire hydrant at the ARLO.

The work will take place between 9 am and 3 pm each day and should be completed by January 17. Two way traffic will be maintained at all times along East Trinity Place…

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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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