Work begins at First Street and Fellowship Road.
Photo: City of Tucker
Photo: City of Tucker

More downtown Tucker streets getting $1.4M face-lift

More of Tucker’s historic downtown will have a different look by the end of this year. The city has begun the second phase of a “long-anticipated” project to improve the infrastructure along its streets, according to a news release.

The “Tucker Streetscape” project involves installing new sidewalks, curbs, benches and streetlights on its downtown corridors.

DeKalb County previously tackled sidewalk improvements along Main Street. The next phase will focus on First Avenue, which runs between Fellowship Road and Lynburn Drive. The fixes will also branch out onto Second Street, Fourth Street and Lynburn.

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“The initial streetscape project was an economic game changer for Main Street,” John McHenry, Tucker’s director of community and economic development, said in a statement. “We’re excited to see what these Phase II improvements will do in catalyzing further quality development downtown.”

The project cost $1.36 million, with the funding coming from the city, DeKalb County, MARTA and the Georgia Department of Transportation. The company CMES is handling the construction work, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

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