Decatur Selects Roads for Repaving in 2015

College Place

Every year, GDOT’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant provides matching funding to repave some of Decatur’s streets.  Here’s the list of the five streets that have been selected this year…

  • Fairview Street
  • Lenore Street (between Sycamore and Lockwood Tr)
  • Springdale Street
  • Vidal Boulevard
  • West Hill Street

Photo courtesy of Paula

Car Sewers Need Love Too

Though it keeps its distance from the U.S. Interstates, Decatur’s got its fair-share of car-catering roads.  These stretches of 40+mph joy are what hip and snarky transit buffs like to call “car sewers”.

Scott Boulevard, Commerce Drive, Howard Ave, and College Ave are Decatur’s biggies.  These are the roads that exist with one goal in mind: to get you from Point A to Point B in the shortest amount of time possible.

“Hooray!” says the afflicted commuter.  “Phooey!” say the ladies and fellas trying to promote and build communities around these auto flush-lines.

But one thing’s for sure, facilitating car sewage ain’t cheap.  Decatur’s City Commission will be reminded of this tonight, when they vote to approve or deny $47,600 in repaving costs along 700 feet of notorious North Decatur Road (along with around $33,000 for milling and repaving costs for sections of 2nd Ave and Superior in preparation for GDOT paving this summer.)

“Huh?”, you may be thinking.  “Decatur’s city line doesn’t stretch up to North Decatur Road!”  Au contraire mon frere.

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