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Decatur holding workshop for Atlanta Avenue railroad crossing improvements

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Decatur holding workshop for Atlanta Avenue railroad crossing improvements

The Atlanta Avenue railroad crossing. Photo provided by the city of Decatur.
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The Atlanta Avenue railroad crossing. Photo provided by the city of Decatur.

The city of Decatur is planning a redesign of the railroad crossing at Atlanta Avenue and is holding an open house to solicit feedback for the project.

City Commissioners recently voted to borrow $5.09 million for the improvements. The bond for the project will be repaid using money from a sales tax approved by voters in 2017.

The open house and workshop will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees can learn about the scope of the project and share their ideas on ways to improve safety at the crossing.

“City of Decatur staff and the design team lead by Landis-Evans & Partners and Atkins will listen to your suggestions, ideas, and concepts about the problems and opportunities at the railroad crossing,” the meeting announcement says. “This will be the first of at least three workshops over the next several months to help develop a plan for the rail road crossing.”

The open house will be held at the Atlanta Friends Meeting House, located at 701 West Howard Avenue. People can drop by at any time during the event.

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