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.

Vehicles will have to detour around these intersections from Thursday, Nov. 17, through Wednesday, Nov. 23, weather permitting, to allow the concrete to be placed and harden. The map below shows the detours. The 100 block of Clairemont Avenue and Ponce de Leon Avenue between its two intersections with Commerce Drive will be limited to local traffic only during this period. Detour routes will be marked to guide residents and visitors around downtown Decatur using Commerce Drive, but East Court Square and on-street parking will remain open during construction.

All sidewalks will remain open during the duration of construction. We encourage visitors to park and walk to their favorite restaurants and retail establishments.

The city’s downtown crosswalk replacement program includes six crosswalks that will be located along East and West Ponce de Leon Avenues and one in the 100 block of East Trinity Place. Pedestrian crosswalk ramps and asphalt paving have already been installed. Once preliminary concrete construction is finished, bright, bold and decorative designs for the thermoplastic markings will be installed on all of the crosswalks to complete the project.



For more information about the crosswalk improvements, contact David Junger at 404-377-5571 or