Decatur Streetscape Project Begins

April 2,2009

On April 2, 2009 construction will begin on Decatur Street that will signal the beginning of an important street improvement project to the Georgia State University campus. The focus of this construction project is to promote and improve pedestrian movement along Decatur Street by increasing sidewalk widths, improving intersection crossings, adding planters and trees, and reducing much of the roadway as it crosses the campus to single lanes going east and west.

This construction project, which will be done in phases, is expected to be completed by the end of this September. During the first phase (A, B, C, and D on the plan) all work will be confined to the north side (westbound lanes) of the street. This first phase will progress one block at a time starting at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Decatur and continuing to the Jesse Hill Jr. Drive intersection. The second phase of the project will include the south side (eastbound lanes) of the street. Entrances to parking decks along Decatur Street will remain open.

Announcements and updates of construction start and end dates will be posted on On this Web site you will find the construction map that designates the sections of Phase One and any pertinent detour information. Updates also will be provided via Groupwise announcements.

Georgia State University  web site

Main Street Master Plan