City of Macon Paints First Reverse-Angle Parking Spots | Arts & Culture
On Tuesday, August 27, two blocks of Downtown Macon will be painted for reverse angle parking. The blocks of Third Street between Pine and Oak Streets will be closed all day Tuesday as the street is being painted. The Mayor will be at the site at approximately 11:00 a.m. Tuesday as the lines are being painted.
“We intend to have this type of safer parking set up along the Second Street Corridor, and we wanted to go ahead and create an area where people can practice,” says Mayor Robert Reichert. Signs are being installed to help show people how to park. Attached is a picture of one of those signs.
The Second Street Corridor is an economic development project funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It stretches from East Macon through Downtown, connect to Little Richard Penniman and Mercer University Boulevards, and create a gateway into Macon at the interchange of Mercer University Boulevard. Long-term, the City wants that Corridor to expand further west along Mercer University Boulevard to the Macon Mall and Macon State College.
In July, City Council approved design and construction manager at risk contracts for portions of the Second Street Corridor, including a vision block from Cherry to Poplar Street and a connector from Second Street to Little Richard Penniman Boulevard. T.Y. Lin International was approved for the design work, and Chris R. Sheridan & Co was selected as the construction manager at risk.