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Second St. construction detours I-75 Macon traffic
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Detours are now in effect around Little Richard Penniman Boulevard, for construction of the Second Street Corridor Connector Project.

Drivers on I-75 are being advised not to take the Mercer University Drive exit, but instead to use the Eisenhower Parkway and the Forsyth Street/Hardeman Avenue exits. Detour signs will be up to help guide people.

For for the next three to four months Little Richard Penniman Boulevard will be closed between Plant Street and Telfair Avenue.

The Macon-Bibb consolidated government broke ground on the Second Street corridor connector Friday. Mayor Robert Reichert said it'll connect the east and west sides of town.

The elevated bridge will start off at the intersection of Little Richard Penniman Boulevard and Nussbaum Avenue and extend to the intersection of Second Street and Hawthorne.

Reichert said it'll be pedestrian-friendly with sidewalks and a bike path. He said the connector will pull the community together.

"We're linking several different centers of economic activity. From the east side, the Coliseum Hospital, the Coliseum, the conference center, the Marriott hotel, with the government center, the business center, the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Navicent Health, to the law enforcement center, over and now to the student center at Mercer.

The three-phase project costs around $6.5 million and construction will last for around a year and a half.


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