Atlanta funds summer roadwork

 Legislation for significant improvements to Decatur Street and Dekalb Avenue was unanimously adopted late last month.

The legislation approves $5.4 million in funds to increase safety along Decatur Street/Dekalb Avenue. Roadwork will take place from Jackson Street and end at Ridgecrest Road.

“The improvements coming to Dekalb Avenue are important to our Administration’s plan for safer streets,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “Making the road inclusive for drivers, bike riders and pedestrians will give all residents more secure ways to get around and ultimately make our City safer.”

Proposed improvements will include:

  • Removal of the reversable lane
  • The addition of a dedicated left turn lane
  • Bike lanes along certain sections of the road
  • Road resurfacing and sidewalk repairs

The Atlanta Department of Transportation will oversee the construction. The safety improvement project is expected to begin later this summer.

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