Was your street selected to be paved by the city of Decatur next year? Here’s the list being presented to the Decatur City Commission this evening…
- Eastland Drive – between Willow Lane and the City Limits (0.15 miles)
- Pensdale Road – between Willow Lane and City Limits (0.04 miles)
- Midway Road – between S Candler Street and City Limits (0.22 miles)
- Chelsea Drive – between Coventry Road and Kathryn Avenue (0.24 miles)
- Olympic Place – between E College Avenue and Dead End (0.25 miles)
- Swanton Way – between Commerce Drive and Dead End (0.08 miles)
The city selects streets after an evaluation of streets (using “Road Surface Management Pavement Condition Evaluations System”), complaints and inquiries received from citizens.
Photo courtesy of Paula
Lately around Decatur it’s felt like we’re in the midst of a season of paving, as the whole of College Ave and selected neighborhood streets have gotten a fresh coat of asphalt. Not to mention the random bouts of paving along Clairemont Avenue the last couple of months.
Well, GDOT is ready to accept next year’s list of residential paving around the city. Here’s the list of streets that Asst. City Manager David Yunger is submitting to the city this evening…
- East Parkwood Road from West Ponce de Leon Avenue to West Parkwood Road intersection – .55 miles
- Fairview Street from Sycamore Drive. to Lockwood Terrace – .07 miles
- Lenore Street from Adams Street to South McDonough Street – .15 miles
- Springdale Street from Sycamore Drive to east end of street – .12 miles
- Vidal Boulevard from Lamont Drive to Lamom Drive – .35 miles
- West Hill Street from end of Oakhurst Streetscape project to South McDonough Street – .31 miles
At last night’s city commission meeting, Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon (sitting in for City Manager Peggy Merriss) announced that GDOT will be paving the whole of College Avenue between Memorial Drive (to the east) and East Lake MARTA Station (to the west) starting this coming Sunday night, August 10th.
The paving will take place from 9p-5a and is projected to take “a couple of weeks to complete.” according to Mr. Saxon.
In other road-related news, in response to a question from Commissioner Patti Garrett, Mr. Saxon said that the three-lane section of South Candler between the southern city limit and Midway Road would be transformed into a two-lane road to match sections of the road to the north and south of this section. The changes would be made primarily with paint, but also a few bollards would be installed to discourage use of the third lane as a passing lane.
If you live – or drive frequently on – Wimberly Court, East Pharr Road, Garland Avenue, Willow Lane or Greenwood Place in Decatur, congratulations! You’ll most likely soon be enjoying some brand-new asphalt beneath your tires (or feet).
Tonight’s Decatur City Commission meeting agenda includes an item for allocating $72,028 to repair and milling of these five roads in preparation for repaving under GDOT’s repaving program.
The original low bid of $60,764 had to be increased by a little more than $11,000 because it was discovered that GDOT was skimping on asphalt, paying for only a .75″ overlay instead of the “normal” 1.18″ overlay, according to a letter from Asst. City Manager David Junger to the City Manager (page 23 of tonight’s materials). Decatur’s Senior Engineer, John Madajewski, recommended increasing it to a 1″ overlay to create a “longer lasting” roadway.