Barring any unforeseen problems and with some cooperation from the weather, Decatur’s ancient onetime street department building could be out of sight with only a green space left by mid-May.
Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said at Tuesday’s city council meeting that a contract has been signed with Denny Excavating of Plainfield, low bidder on the project. In approximately 10 days, the firm is expected to begin some inside work on the building between the city police station and the city swimming pool.
That should take about 30 days, Gilbert continued, then the demolition work will begin and likely take three to five days. Then it will be time to remove the debris and it could be that by the end of April to mid-May the entire project will be done.
Further details in today's print edition.