Posts tagged with "CSX"

Railroad work will close part of Main Street in Tucker

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 17, 2015

A portion of Main Street in Tucker will close this week so crews can replace CSX railroad tracks and cross ties. DeKalb County says Main Street will be closed between Lawrenceville Highway and Railroad Avenue starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18 and ending at 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. “Road closure signs […]

Train kills skateboarder near South Candler

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 7, 2015

This story has been updated.  Multiple police vehicles are at the scene of a train accident in Decatur near the track’s intersection with South Candler Street. A train struck and killed a skateboarder, police said. East College Avenue is blocked off near the scene and traffic is being detoured. The train is stopped and the detour […]

Reminder: CSX railroad crossing work resumes on Feb. 2

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 1, 2015

The City of Decatur has provided additional details about work on railroad crossings at Candler and McDonough Streets … CSX will close the McDonough St. railroad crossing Mon., Feb. 2 and Tues., Feb. 3 for railroad tie maintenance. The Candler St. crossing will be closed Tues., Feb. 3 and Wed., Feb. 4. Drivers, cyclists and […]

Track work on Candler, McDonough streets begins next week

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2015

CSX will begin work on the railroad crossing at Candler and McDonough streets in Decatur next week. CSX spokesperson Kristin Seay said the company has finished its work at the Atlanta Avenue railroad crossing. “Feb. 2 we’d be in Decatur on Candler and McDonough Street,” she told Decaturish. The crossings are by Decatur High School, […]

(UPDATED) CSX will close intersections around rail crossings from Atlanta to Stone Mountain

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 7, 2015

This story has been updated.  CSX is planning to upgrade several railroad crossings in the metro area this month, but the dates haven’t been finalized. According to the City Commissioner Patti Garrett, “CSX is expected to start maintenance on the Candler Street, McDonough Street, and Atlanta Avenue crossings … for railroad tie maintenance. Intersections will […]

Lawsuit: Operator of train that hit a MARTA bus seeks $1 million in damages

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 29, 2014

This story has been updated.  The operator of a train that collided with a MARTA bus in Decatur on May 22, 2013 has filed a lawsuit against several defendants, including the city of Decatur, seeking $1 million in damages. Early that morning, a MARTA bus became stuck on the tracks at the crossing on McDonough […]

See Cruise – RAD Studio Cruise draws thousands

Posted by March 16, 2014

By Jill Nolin Contributor Jim Yontz had developed a curiosity for glass blowing. Saturday’s Rail Arts District (RAD) Studio Cruise gave him a chance to give it a shot. “Don’t burn yourself,” Yontz’s wife Tammy offered from her seat. Atlanta Hot Glass instructor Allen Bush was there to walk him through it. “Blow and you’ll […]

Big weekend – RAD Cruise, Farmers Market

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 14, 2014

There’s a busy weekend ahead in Avondale Estates. It’ll be the city’s time to shine. The RAD Studio Cruise will be Saturday, March 15, from noon to 8 pm. It’s free to attend. It’s a mostly indoor event, so even if it rains you should be able to enjoy it all. There will be a […]

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