About Decatur Street construction
In April, construction began on Decatur Street and signaled 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 our campus to single lanes going east and west. While work will eventually include the south side (eastbound lanes) of these blocks as well, for this 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.
Future Information Updates
At the conclusion of work on the north side of Decatur during the summer, construction commenced on the south side of Decatur Street, starting at its intersection with Jesse Hill Jr. Drive and progressing westward block by block until all construction. This work began in July and should be completed in September.
When complete this fall, Decatur Street will be a much more pedestrian-friendly environment and enhance our campus environment as the University continues to grow and thrive in its urban setting.