Downtown Macon Second Street Corridor Project underway | News
After the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday morning, construction has officially started on the first phase of Macon's Second Street Corridor Project.
The block on Second Street at Poplar and Cherry streets will be shut down for around three months during construction. The million dollar project is aimed at expanding the city's "walkable" areas.
Updates should include improved sidewalks, reverse parking, the addition of landscaping, bike lanes, shaded trees, and benches.
Mayor Robert Reichert says this project will connect the city's downtown areas. He says they will be, "Linking several different centers of currently disconnected economic activity into a synergistic pattern, to create a vibrant urban core that can be the hub city of the Middle Georgia region."
Businesses and sidewalks will remain open during the work, with parking available on both ends of cherry and poplar street.