Community Workshop on Railroad Crossings and Streetscape Improvements

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Workshop power point coverA community workshop to discuss the railroad crossing improvements at Candler and McDonough Streets and the North McDonough streetscape improvements was held on Thursday, Sept. 9, at Decatur City Hall.

The workshop presentation, preliminary plans for the railroad crossing improvements and a variety of concepts that may be considered for the North McDonough streetscape improvements are shown below. Also included is a questionnaire so that you can comment on the proposed improvements.

In addition to the railroad crossing improvements, funding recently has been obtained to design streetscape improvements to North McDonough Street between Howard Avenue and Trinity Place. Both projects have similar goals — to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians, bicyclists and others using these facilities. The streetscape improvements will join the railroad crossing improvements where North McDonough meets the CSX rail crossing.

These projects are based on Decatur’s 2008 Community Transportation Plan. A major goal of the Community Transportation Plan is to encourage healthy lifestyles and active living in Decatur.

The City has retained URS Corporation of Atlanta, a planning and engineering design firm, to help plan both projects. Sprinkle Consulting of Lutz, Florida, a nationally-recognized design firm that specializes in bicycle and pedestrian planning, is assisting URS in the work. The projects will be funded through the City’s Capital Improvements Bond program and grants from the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Atlanta Regional Commission and MARTA.

>Workshop Powerpoint (PDF)

>Workshop Questionnaire (MS Word)

Workshop Boards
 Board Candler St. plan Board Candler typical 
 Board McDonough plan  Board McDonough typical
 Board showing option A  Board showing option B
 Board showing option C  

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