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Ouch! Temporary Overnight Closures on North McDonough Require Third Round

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing challenges of aged and unmarked infrastructure, last week’s overnight utility relocation work is set to continue. North McDonough Street will again be closed overnight to through traffic between Trinity Place and East Maple Street from Tuesday, May 9, through Friday morning, May 12. Each temporary closure will begin at 11:00pm and end at 6:00am the next day.

Should complications require, work may continue again next week. Be sure to check back here for further updates. Detour information provided below in last week’s announcement remains accurate…

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Temporary Overnight Closures on North McDonough Return Monday

Our last round of temporary closures encountered some unmarked underground utilities, delaying completion of the work. Accordingly, North McDonough Street will again be closed overnight between Trinity Place and East Maple Street beginning Monday, April 24, and then repeating on Tuesday, April 25. As before, each temporary closure will begin at 11:00pm and end the following morning at 6:00am. Assuming no further hidden discoveries, everything is expected to be completed by Wednesday morning…

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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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