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City Council approves final streetscape improvements

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Decatur - The Decatur City Council voted 5-1 to approve the third and final phase of the downtown streetscape project.

 

The makeover will included the untouched portion of Franklin Street. Part of the plan, is nearly two million dollars worth of upgrades to the sidewalks, lights, plants, and street.  

 

City council voted to approve money, to make agreements with the state, and to pick a contractor. Because most of the project will be paid for by a state grant, the city will have to follow the state's scheduled

 

Construction could begin in July, but City Manager Ryan McCrady says they won't get in the way of the Decatur Celebration. 

 

The bulk of the work won't happen until after the Celebration, that's one thing they should know, so we won't be impacting the Decatur Celebration with that.  The most intense Construction will be fall of this year and spring of 2015 when we get it finished up. 

 

The project will cost nearly two million dollars.  More than one point two million of that coming from a state grant. 

 Council also approved funding for evidence lab equipment for the new Decatur Police Department Facility and were updated on the new County Market store. Demolition and site remediation has been completed for the new store with construction set to begin in the spring. The site is also expected to house a new gas station and drive through coffee operation.

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