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Decatur Diary | March 5, 2021

Atlanta Ave. Railroad Crossing: Public comments answered

Public comments supplied during December’s Atlanta Avenue rail crossing Virtual Open House and Workshop or via email thereafter, together with responses from the project team, are now available for review:

Session Participant Comments and Responses (.pdf)
Emailed Comments and Responses (.pdf)

BACKGROUND

A summary of civic engagement and workshop activities, findings, and recommendations for proposed improvements to the railroad crossing at Atlanta Avenue was presented to the City Commissioners at a Monday, July 15, 2019 work session at Decatur City Hall. You can review the proceedings at decaturga.com/streaming-video.

In August, 2019, the City Commission approved the concept plan for the Railroad Crossing Improvements @ Atlanta Avenue. The plan includes a new, simplified crossing at Adair Street between West Howard Avenue and West College Avenue and a modern traffic signal system at the new railroad crossing and at Olympic Place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, planning for this important community improvement was suspended in March of 2020.

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