Work begins on Downtown Decatur storm drainage improvements

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The details

Staging work began late June on Phase 2 of the Downtown Decatur Storm Drainage Improvements. The project is being conducted incrementally and is expected to last 9 to 12 months.

Planned almost 40 years ago, these efforts will reduce or eliminate frequent flooding in the Old Decatur / Trinity area. They complete the major planned improvements to the upper Peavine section of the downtown Decatur drainage system and replace some of the oldest storm drainage infrastructure in metro Atlanta.

The impact

Sewer Project MapThe project will start in front of Decatur Fire Station No. 1 and include the replacement of undersized and deteriorated storm drainage facilities on East Trinity Place, Barry Street, North Candler Street and across private properties in the area.  All new storm drainage improvements will take place in City rights of way.

The work will be phased in 300 foot sections, with one lane closed while work is taking place in that section. The work will start with locating the utilities, saw-cutting the pavement, and establishing a temporary construction office and storage area at 250 East Trinity Place.

How to manage

Except when crossing intersections, two-way traffic and pedestrian access will generally be open during the entire job. Minor delays may be experienced periodically. As work locations change, check back for specific details on recommended alternate routes.

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