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Decatur begins repair of three city streets this week

Work in Parkwood Park several years ago in Decatur’s Parkwood neighborhood. In the background is West Parkwood Rd. one of several area streets getting traffic calming improvements beginning this week. Courtesy of Erin Elmore of the Parkwood Garden Club
Work in Parkwood Park several years ago in Decatur’s Parkwood neighborhood. In the background is West Parkwood Rd. one of several area streets getting traffic calming improvements beginning this week. Courtesy of Erin Elmore of the Parkwood Garden Club

Work begins this week on milling, patching and resurfacing three Decatur streets, along with repairing deficient sidewalks and installing new speed tables in the city’s Parkwood neighborhood.

The city typically does a complete overhaul on about one mile worth of streets each year. This year’s work totals 1.08 miles and includes East Benson St/West Benson St—from Oakview Road to its dead end; Wilton Drive—from Clairemont Avenue to Oakland Street; Greenwood Avenue—from West College Avenue to its dead end.

At the same time the Parkwood work includes 15 new speed tables (11 are replacements and four totally new) on East and West Parkwood Road, Upland Road and Parkwood Lane. It also includes six landscape medians or raised concrete medians (either 8 or 10 feet in width) at various entrances to the neighborhood, along with a tighter, reduced radius and narrower turn lanes at the East Lake/Parkwood intersection.

According to Assistant City Manager David Junger the contractor H.E.H. Paving, Inc., has 60 days to complete the work.

Total cost for the entire project $1.638,047.03, including $250,000 for the Parkwood improvements.

The city says vehicles must be removed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of work on a specific street. Notifications will be provided on each street three days in advance of construction.