(PHOTOS) Clarkston celebrates completion of streetscape construction

Amina attends the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction completion celebration at Refuge Coffee on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Clarkston, GA — The city of Clarkston celebrated the completion of its streetscape construction with a ribbon cutting and fireworks show at Refuge Coffee on Friday, Sept. 3.

The project, several years in the works, included infrastructure improvements, decorative streetlights, road resurfacing along E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Norman Road and Market Street, traffic calming, miles of new curbing and sidewalks, decorative MARTA bus shelters, pergolas and benches and hundreds of new trees and permeable landscaping.

Clarkston Mayor Beverly Burks said, “I’m excited for the completion of our streetscapes project. It was so important as a city that we invested in ourselves. It provides economic opportunity and encourages others to invest in Clarkston. We are very honored to showcase what we’ve done for our residents and make this a place for people to come and enjoy.”

Children play on an inflatable during the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction completion celebration at Refuge Coffee on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Clarkston City Manager Robin Gomez points out some new landscaping along E. Ponce de Leon Avenue during the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction completion celebration at Refuge Coffee on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Four new decorative MARTA bus shelters were part of the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction project. Photo by Dean Hesse
Forty decorative light posts were part of the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction project. Photo by Dean Hesse
Miss Teacup, Renita Knight, makes balloon hats for children during the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction completion celebration at Refuge Coffee on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Clarkston Police Department’s Officer Donut made her rounds during the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction completion celebration at Refuge Coffee on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Former Clarkston mayor Emanuel Ransom holds a photo taken on Feb. 25, 2010, a recreation of the Beatles famous Abbey Road album cover, of himself and other city officials walking across the city’s first pedestrian safety project, a newly striped crosswalk at Market Street and North Indian Creek Drive. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Stella and Odette show their new balloon hats during the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction completion celebration at Refuge Coffee on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
The new pergola and benches on Market Street were part of the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction project. Photo by Dean Hesse.
People grab a drink during the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction completion celebration at Refuge Coffee on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Clarkston Mayor Beverly Burks, former Clarkston mayor and current DeKalb County District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry to her left, and other former and current city staff and officials cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of Clarkston’s streetscape construction on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
A fireworks show topped off the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction completion celebration at Refuge Coffee on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
A fireworks show topped off the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction completion celebration at Refuge Coffee on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Clarkston Mayor Beverly Burks, former Clarkston mayor and current DeKalb County District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry to her left, and other former and current city staff and officials cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of Clarkston’s streetscape construction on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
A fireworks show topped off the city of Clarkston’s streetscape construction completion celebration at Refuge Coffee on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Clarkston Mayor Beverly Burks and former Clarkston mayor and current DeKalb County District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry hold a piece of the ribbon they cut along with other former and current city staff and officials to celebrate the completion of Clarkston’s streetscape construction on Friday, Sept. 3. Photo by Dean Hesse.

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