Hydrant installation will close Decatur’s East Trinity Place for a week

Arrow points to where a new fire hydrant will be installed in front of the ARLO apartments (still unbuilt when this photo was taken). The spot is between the fire station to the left and the old train depot, now the Kimball House, to the right. The east bound lane, toward the railroad tracks to the right, will be closed for about a week. Courtesy city of Decatur.

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Arrow points to where a new fire hydrant will be installed in front of the ARLO apartments (still unbuilt when this photo was taken). The spot is between the fire station to the left and the old train depot, now the Kimball House, to the right. The east bound lane, toward the railroad tracks to the right, will be closed for about a week. Courtesy city of Decatur.

If there aren’t enough dismantled roads in downtown Decatur, you can add another beginning today (Jan. 10). One eastbound lane on East Trinity Place heading toward the railroad tracks, and between Church Street and East Howard Avenue, will be closed for installation of new fire hydrant in front of the ARLO apartments.

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and should finish Jan. 17. Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon said that despite the work, two-way traffic will continue at all times along East Trinity.

The area is a busy one. Just a short block northeast of the hydrant, North Candler Road remains closed for the city’s massive storm water upgrades.

Saxon added that because the project involves installing a new valve on the water line that feeds the hydrant, all work requires coordination with and assistance from DeKalb County’s Watershed Management Department. DWM, he said is not available Friday thru Sunday except for emergencies.