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Railroad Crossing Improvements at Candler and McDonough Streets

Sept.9 Design Workshop
Email: rrcrossings@decaturga.com
Fax: 678-553-6507
Mail: RR Crossing Improvements
City of Decatur
P.O. Box 220
Decatur, Georgia 30031

Click here to see a summary of the comments and suggestions received from November 2009 workshop.

Introduction
As part of its capital improvements program, the City of Decatur is considering options for improvements to the railroad crossings at Candler and McDonough Streets in downtown Decatur. The purpose of the work is to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians, bicyclists and others using these facilities. Measures required to implement a quiet zone in the railroad corridor will also be considered.

The project is 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 the project. The project will be partially funded through a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Candler/College/Trinity
McDonough/College/Howard
Railroad Safety/Quiet Zone [PDF]
Environmental [PDF]

Comment Form [PDF]
Handout [PDF] 

Candler/College/Trinity
Budget: $1,200,000
Status: Under design

TE project – $1,000,000 awarded in February 2008
DOT facility / CSX facility
Design workshop for public on September 9 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall

pedsafety_candler_small candler_street_240

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McDonough/College/Howard
Budget: $600,000
Status: Under design

TE Project – $480,000 awarded in February 2008
DOT facility / CSX facility
Design workshop for public on September 9 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall

pedsafety_mcdonough_small mcdonough_street_240

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Click to zoom [PDF]

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