Commerce Drive Cycle Track Construction Set to Begin

The impact

Construction on the Commerce Drive Cycle Track is expected to start on Monday, April 22. The City of Decatur is partnering with the PATH Foundation to build the cycle track (also called “protected bicycle lanes”) on Commerce Drive between Clairemont Avenue and West Trinity Place and on West Trinity Place from Commerce Drive to North McDonough Street, where it will connect with the recently completed North McDonough cycle track.

More details about the project can be found here.

Construction will take up to one year. Lewallen Construction of Marietta, who has built similar projects in downtown Atlanta and at Georgia Tech, is the general contractor.

Efforts will be taken to minimize impacts, but residents are reminded that noise, mess, and inconvenience are likely side effects to be expected at various points during the process. Everyone’s patience is appreciated.

Jonathan McCaig of the PATH Foundation is the construction manager and can be contacted here.

PATH Decatur Commerce Drive Cycle Track -  Project Map


Further details

On Commerce Drive, the new plan includes 4 vehicle lanes between Clairemont and West Ponce de Leon Avenue, with 3 lanes between West Ponce and West Trinity Place. West Trinity will have 4 vehicle lanes.

Construction will start at Clairemont Avenue and move south towards West Trinity Place. The initial work will include re-striping the street to reflect the new cycle track pavement marking plan and will provide work zones on both sides of Commerce and Trinity so that the contractor can safely perform the job.


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