TUCKER, Ga. (January 8, 2020) – Work began this week on Phase II of the Tucker Streetscape, a long-anticipated project that will expand the charm and feel of Tucker’s historic downtown. The project is being overseen by DeKalb County in partnership with City of Tucker engineering staff.
“Our Main Street draws thousands of visitors each year to downtown Tucker,” said the City’s Director of Community and Economic Development John McHenry. “This phase of the Streetscape project will build upon that and give our residents and visitors the chance to enjoy more of what so many people love about Tucker.”
The first phase of the downtown Streetscape started in 2010, before Tucker incorporated as a city. That project brought improved sidewalks, curb cuts, benches and streetlights to Tucker’s Main Street.
“The initial streetscape project was an economic game changer for Main Street,” McHenry explained. “We’re excited to see what these Phase II improvements will do in catalyzing further quality development downtown.”
This second phase will bring those same amenities to First Avenue between Fellowship Road and Lynburn Drive. It will also branch out onto Second Street, Fourth Street and Lynburn Drive.
Contractor CMES was awarded the $1.36 million project last year. It is being funded with resources from DeKalb County, the City of Tucker, GDOT and MARTA. It is expected to be finished later this year.