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Paving and Grading Continues at Howard and McDonough on Saturday, March 11

The intersection at McDonough and Howard will be closed again on Saturday, March 11 to complete the grading and resurfacing associated with the reconstruction of the railroad crossing. This will allow the pavement to be raised to provide a gentler slope on the north side of the crossing and an accessible path for persons in wheelchairs or those using strollers. Parts of the PATH Foundation’s Stone Mountain Trail near the crossing will be closed to bicycle traffic as well…

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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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