• BuildingDecatur

    Building Our Community One Project At A Time

  • About BuildingDecatur

    In February 2016 the City made the difficult yet necessary decision to implement a Local Motor Fuel Tax to address the city's crumbling roadways and associated infrastructure. We realize that any new level of tax is never easy to accept, however this new funding source represented the most feasible way to address this critical need with plans to use funds to attack streets in the worst condition first. The funding is kept separate in a special fund that can only be utilized for this work and - in an effort to limit the public tax burden - the tax will be eliminated in 10 years.

     

    This site was created to keep residents informed as to upcoming projects, dollars collected and about how their tax dollars are being utilized. It will eventually be used as a one-stop location to showcase and provide information on other community growth and development programs designed to build our community.

  • News/Project Updates

    Be sure to check this section for the latest news, schedules and other exciting city project updates.

    More than $4.2 Million in Streetwork Set to Begin in Decatur! (See Map for details)

    April 18, 2017

    The Decatur City Council voted unanimously to fund an agreement with Dunn Company for More than $2.2 Million to provide asphalt street reconstruction this spring. Members also approved an agreement with Otto Baum Company for $1.3 million to provide street reconstruction and other work along the streets paved as part of the Dunn project and an additional $710,000 to carry out Mill and overlay work. A map showing the streets to be reconstructed can be seen on the map to the left with the work prioritized based on the condition of streets.

    Next Round of Local Motor Fuel Tax-Funded Roadwork Expected to begin this Spring/Summer

    April 9, 2017

    The City is set to begin the next round of road repairs this spring, to be funded by the recently-implemented local Motor Fuel Tax. Last year saw more than $1.3 million in work completed to repair what were, for the most part, neighborhood streets measured to be in the worst condition in our community. The road repair program is expected to continue for at least the next 9 years.

    2016 Local Motor Fuel Tax Projects Now Complete!

    December 8, 2016

    Work to repair and replace approximately 5.15 lane miles of local roadway as part of the 2016 asphalt and concrete street improvements program is now complete! The projects provided patching, paving and, in some instances, a complete overhaul of many of our local neighborhood streets. To date we have made payments of $20,935.49; $24,009.22 and $154,747.13 to contractor Otto Baum for the work and are still processing paperwork to R.W. Dunteman. The city will hold a Road Work Wrap-Up as part of the December 19, 2016 Decatur City Council meeting to give a recap of the work and to express thanks to all of the participants.

    54 Percent of Local and State Motor Fuel Tax Projects For Fall Road Construction Season Now Complete!

    November 9, 2016

    Of the 24 State and Local roadway projects planned for this most recent fall season, 13 have been completed with the rest of the work expected to be done by the end of the month, weather permitting. Projects have been carried out in various areas of the community (see map below) in local neighborhoods for the most part with the local projects being carried out based on a "worst first" priority.

    Paving Work, Street Reconstruction Has Begun

    November 2, 2016

    More than $1.3 million in road work to repair and replace approximately 5.15 lane miles of local roadways is now underway and is expected to be completed within the next four weeks, weather permitting. Last week R.W. Dunteman completed a street reconstruction along Excelsior St. from North Fork to IL 105 and today began work on Cleveland Ave. between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Webster St. Otto Baum Company is currently replacing Allen Bend Place with concrete pavement. Click the "Road Projects" button at the top of the page for a map showing the streets included as part of this year's program.

    Be on the Lookout for Road Projects being Funded by Local Motor Fuel Tax Dollars!

    October 12, 2016

    Signs identifying the local road projects being funded by your local Motor Fuel tax dollars will soon be placed at projects so that residents will be able to identify local MFT-funded projects. Preparatory concrete work and road patching has begun with paving expected to begin in late October/Early November. The signs were designed and donated by financing partner Busey Bank and are being constructed in-house.

    Ramp replacement and other work in preparation for paving has begun.

    LOCAL MFT ROADWORK PROJECTS HAVE BEGUN!

    October 10, 2016

    Work has begun on the 2016 Local Motor Fuel Tax projects throughout Decatur! Contractors from Curry Construction and Otto Baum have begun necessary concrete work on various neighborhood streets, replacing sidewalks, curbs and ramps. Once this work is complete, crews from R.W. Dunteman and Otto Baum will begin actual asphalt and concrete paving work. The paving work is expected to begin in late October or early November.

               

    (Photo: Ramp and curb replacement in preparation for paving)

    MORE THAN $1.3 MILLION IN LOCAL ROAD REPAIRS FUNDED BY LOCAL MOTOR FUEL TAX TO BEGIN THIS WEEK OR NEXT.

    September 14, 2016

    Contractors say that they are set and ready to go on work to repair approximately 5.15 lane miles of local roadway as part of the 2016 asphalt and concrete street improvements program. The Decatur City Council last month approved the first in a series of planned local roadway projects to be funded by a recently-enacted local motor fuel tax Members voted 5-1 to accept the bids of R.W. Dunteman and Otto Baum for more than $1.3 million in work to rehabilitate and repair roads with work to be funded with the recently enacted tax. Realizing that any new level of tax is difficult to accept, the city made the difficult decision to implement the tax in February to address the city’s crumbling roadways and associated infrastructure. The agreement with R.W. Dunteman is for $978,114.60 while the Otto Baum agreement
    is for $385,535.15.

    MORE THAN $1.3 MILLION IN LOCAL ROAD REPAIRS FUNDED BY L

    September 14, 2016

    Contractors say that they are set and ready to go on work to repair approximately 5.15 lane miles of local roadway as part of the 2016 asphalt and concrete street improvements program. The Decatur City Council last month approved the first in a series of planned local roadway projects to be funded by a recently-enacted local motor fuel tax Members voted 5-1 to accept the bids of R.W. Dunteman and Otto Baum for more than $1.3 million in work to rehabilitate and repair roads with work to be funded with the recently enacted tax. Realizing that any new level of tax is difficult to accept, the city made the difficult decision to implement the tax in February to address the city’s crumbling roadways and associated infrastructure. The agreement with R.W. Dunteman is for $978,114.60 while the Otto Baum agreement
    is for $385,535.15.

  • Motor Fuel Tax Collection Totals

    The City has collected a total of $1,841,542.26 in Local Motor Fuel Taxes to date. Be sure to check this section for regular monthly updates.

  • 2107 Road Projects

    The City of Decatur expects to spend more than $4.2 million on roadway repairs this year funded through local Motor Fuel Tax funds collected and the city’s state allotment of Motor Fuel Taxes with local work expected to start August 1. State funds will be used for work on high volume roadways while local motor fuel tax funds will be targeted for streets in the worst condition, many of which are in our local neighborhoods. Click the map below to see streets targeted for repair in 2016.

    Click Map Above to View or Download Map of 2017 Road Projects

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