Sidewalk Improvements-Phase II

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sidewalk3Sidewalk Improvements – Phase 2
The City of Decatur has developed a preliminary list of improvements for Phase 2 of the City’s sidewalk program. Locations of the proposed sidewalk improvements are described on the map below. A list of the proposed sidewalk improvements is also included.

Several of the proposed sidewalk improvements were based on petitions received from neighborhood residents. Others were the result of staff recommendations based on the priorities described above. It is anticipated that construction of Phase 2 of the sidewalk improvement program will start in 2009.

Budget: $1,200,000
Status: Under Construction
Bid Date: Phase 2 Part 2 - September 2010
Construction: October 2010 - May 2011

sidewalk4The city-wide sidewalk improvement program began in 2004 with funding from annual appropriations by the City Commission and the goal of having a sidewalk on one side of every street in Decatur. About 3 1/2 miles of new and replacement sidewalks have been built to date. Generally, priority has been to:
  • Provide safe walking routes to the City’s schools
  • Close gaps in the existing sidewalk system
  • Provide sidewalks where there is a substantial amount of existing pedestrian traffic and in areas with high volumes of vehicular traffic
  • Respond to citizen requests
  • Repair existing sidewalks in poor condition

Proposed Sidewalk Program: August 2008
Click for map of proposed locations [PDF]

This is a preliminary list of proposed sidewalk improvements:

Street Details Side
Avery St. between Winnona Dr. and Poplar Cr. West
Beatty Pl. between Madison Ave. and Second Ave. North
Bryan Pl. between Madison Ave. and Second Ave. South
Chelsea Dr. between Coventry Dr. and Kathryn Ave./ Mockingbird Ln. West
East Lake Dr. transition along East Lake Dr. at rear of 108 Park Pl.; curb ramps at East Lake and Second Ave.
East Lake Dr. between 907 East Lake Dr. and city limits West
Electric Ave. between Ebster Rec and Robin St. West
Feld Ave. between Leyden St. and Oakhurst Park East
Glendale Ave. between Forkner Dr. and existing sidewalk in 300 block West
Kirk Rd. between end of existing sidewalk east of Kirk Crossing and existing sidewalk at Columbia Seminary North
Lamont Dr. between Scott Blvd. and Clairemont Ave. South
Mead Rd. in front of 315-319 Mead Rd. West
Merrill Ave. between Coventry Rd. and Scott Blvd. East
Nelson Ferry Rd. short section at Scott Blvd. to complete one side of street South
N. Decatur Rd. between Superior Ave. and Landover Dr. South
Scott Blvd.* between Superior Ave. and eastern city limits. North
Scott Blvd.* between west leg of Parkside Cr. and eastern city limits South
S. Candler St.* between Park Dr. and E. Pharr Rd. East
S. Columbia Dr. south of Kirk Rd., west side up to church parking lot, east side up to school property West/ East
S. Columbia Dr. between Talley St. and existing sidewalk near E. College Ave. East
Sycamore Dr. at Decatur Heights Baptist Church East
Vidal Blvd. between Lamont Dr. at creek and Clairemont Ave. North
Woodlawn Ave. short section at Scott Blvd. to complete sidewalk system on one side of street North
*This is a state route and will require permit from Georgia DOT.

 Sections of sidewalks on the following streets will receive repair or replacement:

Street Details
Clarion Ave. Both sides
Commerce Dr. South of E. College Ave., East side only
Erie Ave. Both sides
Fifth Ave. Both sides
Nelson Ferry Rd. Both sides
W. College Ave. Adams St. to city limits
Woodlawn Ave. Both Sides

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