Road Closures Feb. 26-Mar.3, 2024

N. Brush College Rd. –

William Charles Construction will be conducting utility installation and road improvements beginning Monday, February 26, 2024.  This work will cause the closure of Brush College Road, South of Olive Street to North of East Hickory Street. Also, Brush College Road, at Harrison Avenue, reduced to One (1) Northbound and One (1) Southbound lane in the eastern lanes, starting 9:00 a.m., Monday, February 26, 2024, and will continue to approximately 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2024. All vehicle traffic use detour as follows on the attached maps BCR Detour Maps.  Signage will be placed for detour route and the businesses on North Brush College Road up to East Hickory Street will remain open. Motorist should slow down and use extreme caution through the work zone. For further details, please contact Ben Gomez at 815-914-6510.

E. Sangamon St. –

JP Cullen/TCCA Tillmook., Inc. will be working Construction on E. Sangamon Street between North Morgan and North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., beginning Monday, January 2, 2024, weather permitting.  This work will cause the partial closure of E. Sangamon Street between North Morgan and North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (Closed- E. Sangamon Street between North Morgan and North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.) starting 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2024, and will continue to approximately 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2024.  Motorist should slow down and use extreme caution through the work zone.  A detour route available vehicle should utilize E. Marietta St. For further details, please contact Noah Alsteen at JP Cullen/TCCA Tillmook, at 608-754-6601.

Road Closures Feb. 19-25, 2024

E. Sangamon St. –

JP Cullen/TCCA Tillmook., Inc. will be working Construction on E. Sangamon Street between North Morgan and North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., beginning Monday, January 2, 2024, weather permitting.  This work will cause the partial closure of E. Sangamon Street between North Morgan and North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (Closed- E. Sangamon Street between North Morgan and North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.) starting 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2024, and will continue to approximately 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2024.  Motorist should slow down and use extreme caution through the work zone.  A detour route available vehicle should utilize E. Marietta St. For further details, please contact Noah Alsteen at JP Cullen/TCCA Tillmook, at 608-754-6601.

Future plans for Decatur Public Transit could include micro-transit options, transportation hubs

Decatur, IL – The Decatur Public Transit System will continue modernizing its transportation services, with plans to introduce micro-transit options and overhaul the current fixed-route system. The Decatur City Council reviewed plans at a study session on Monday night and gave City staff the go-ahead to continue modernization efforts. No formal action was taken at the study session. Major changes in the works include reducing the number of fixed-routes, creating decentralized transportation/mobility hubs, and implementing micro-transit (ride-share similar to Uber) options. Read more here

Road Closures Feb. 12-18, 2024

E. Cantrell St. –

City of Decatur crews will be repairing the road in the 4500 block of East Cantrell St. beginning Monday, February 12, 2024.  This work will cause the closure of both lanes in the 4500 Block of East Cantrell St., from S. 44th St. to Country Manor Dr. starting at 7:30 a.m., Monday, February 12, 2024, until 3:00 p.m.  Detour route for East Bound Lane will be: Turn left onto S. 44th St, Turn right onto E. Powers Boulevard, Turn right to Country Manor Drive. Detour route for West Bound Lane will be: Turn right onto Country Manor Dr., Turn left onto E. Powers Boulevard, Turn left onto S. 44th St. The East bound lane will remain closed after work is completed with a yield sign present to direct traffic. Motorists should slow down, use extreme caution, and are encouraged to seek an alternate route around the work zone.  For further details, please contact Ray Lambert at (217) 875-4820.

Greenhill Rd. –

City of Decatur crews will be repairing the road in the 3400 – 3600 blocks of Greenhill Road. beginning Monday, February 12, 2024.  This work will cause the closure of both lanes in the 3400 to 3600 Blocks of Greenhill Rd., from S. Sadowski Ct. to S. 37th St. starting at 7:30 a.m., Monday, February 12, 2024, until 3:00 p.m.  Detour route for East Bound Lane will be: continue East on Route 36, turn left onto S. 44th St, and turn left onto Greenhill Rd. Detour route for West Bound Lane will be: Turn left onto S. 37th St., Turn left onto E. Powers Boulevard, Turn left onto E. Corman St., Turn right on S. 44th St. The West bound lane will remain closed after work is completed with a yield sign present to direct traffic. Motorists should slow down, use extreme caution, and are encouraged to seek an alternate route around the work zone.  For further details, please contact Ray Lambert at (217) 875-4820.

N. Main St. –

City of Decatur Water crews will be repairing a water valve in the 500 block of North Main Street beginning Monday, February 5, 2024.  This work will cause the closure of the 500 block of North Main Street (US Route 51) starting at Cerro Gordo Street, reduced to two lanes, starting at 7:00 a.m., Monday, February 5, 2024, and continuing to approximately 3:30 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2024.  Motorists should slow down, use extreme caution, and are encouraged to seek an alternate route around the work zone.  For further details, please contact Jason Lawson at (217) 875-5705.

E. Sangamon St. –

JP Cullen/TCCA Tillmook., Inc. will be working Construction on E. Sangamon Street between North Morgan and North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., beginning Monday, January 2, 2024, weather permitting.  This work will cause the partial closure of E. Sangamon Street between North Morgan and North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (Closed- E. Sangamon Street between North Morgan and North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.) starting 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2024, and will continue to approximately 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2024.  Motorist should slow down and use extreme caution through the work zone.  A detour route available vehicle should utilize E. Marietta St. For further details, please contact Noah Alsteen at JP Cullen/TCCA Tillmook, at 608-754-6601.

Submit permits with the City using our simple, online portal

Decatur, IL – We’ve made submitting permits with the City easy, using our online opengov portal. All permits are online, including certificate of occupancy, boat dock permit, fence permit, swimming pool permit, and many more. If you need assistance with our online system, you can call Building Inspections at 217-424-2787. We also have a tablet available in the Community Development Office on the 3rd floor of the Decatur Civic Center. We also updated several of our building inspection codes at the beginning of the year. Review them here

Notice of Closed City Council meeting – Feb. 7, 2024

Decatur, IL – Decatur City Council members will convene for the purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body at the Decatur Club, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 158 West Prairie Avenue, Decatur, Illinois on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 4:15 p.m.

Reporting potholes in Decatur

Decatur, IL – Got a pothole to report? Let us know: Choose “Pothole” when filling out this simple form, or you can call the Municipal Services Center at 217-875-4820, or City Engineering at 217-424-2747. If on a state route (many of the main roads in town are), it is likely maintained by IDOT. You can report to them at 217-875-4181, or the City will forward reports to them as well.

City crews continue to be out patching potholes, many of which formed after the recent freeze-thaw. Best way to get them fixed is to provide a specific area/pothole and we will get it on our list. Thanks for your help!

City announces opening of workforce development, entrepreneurship hub

Decatur, IL – A new central location for entrepreneurs, makers, and individuals developing their workforce skills is now open in Decatur. The Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for The Hub @ 120 N Franklin on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024 introducing the community to a one-stop-shop for citizens that want to develop and grow their personal skills or business. Read more