Decatur's Downtown Streetscape Wins Award

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Decatur-  Anyone who has been to downtown Decatur knows it is worthy of an award, and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois agrees. 

Chastain & Associates LLC received an Excellence of Merit award for their work they did on the Downtown Decatur Streetscape project. The award is voted on by peers in the engineering field, and few companies within the state receive one. 

The Streetscape project was the collaborative effort with the City of Decatur, Chastain & Associates, Architectural Expressions, Bodine Services, and Massie and Massie. It involved adding parking spaces, widening the sidewalks to make them ADA accessible, repaving the streets, as well as a number of other things to improve the downtown area. 

The $14 million dollar has paid off, with downtown Decatur seeing new businesses, and more people spending time in the area. 

"If you spend anytime downtown you'll see there's an energy there that we haven't seen in years." Billy Tyus, Assistant City Manager of Decatur, told us. 

The Streetscape project focused on a 15 block area, and was completed in 3 different phases. 

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