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Street light fee for Macon-Bibb residents going away July 1

The Commission continued following through with the promise of consolidation by making changes so that people pay the same rates for the same services. At its meeting on March 1, they approved removing the fee some people in the former unincorporated portions of the county paid for their street lights.

In the former governments, street lights in the city limits were installed and the energy paid for through the general fund, while areas of the unincorporated county had to specially request lighting and pay for the installation and energy costs. This change – which begins July 1, 2016 – means no residents will pay an additional fee for street lights.

Contractor approved for major Log Cabin Drive improvement project

An all-new pedestrian bridge is coming to Log Cabin Drive, as well as sidewalks, turn lanes, vehicle bridge repairs, and more. The Macon-Bibb Commission approved an agreement with R.J. Haynie and Associates for the $1.6 million SPLOST-funded road improvement project. The goal is to provide a safer place for the people living there to walk, bike, and drive, and details about the project and contract can be read in the full resolution by clicking here

For more information about the improvements being made in the
Bellevue neighborhood with SPLOST funds, click here
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Next phase of Second Street Corridor Connector begins

Macon-Bibb County celebrated the beginning of the Second Street Corridor Connector’s second phase of construction on November 17 with a groundbreaking ceremony. This phase will cost $1.7 million and start at the realigned Edgewood Avenue and end where the Connector will later be built over the railroad.

The work consists of improving the storm drainage system, installing a 20” waterline to serve Navicent Health, constructing the road and shared sidewalks, and installing new lighting. During construction, First Street from Edgewood Avenue to Elm Street will be closed and eventually rerouted, and the at grade crossing on Elm Street will be permanently closed. 

To watch a feature video from MaconBibbTV about this milestone, click here. 

Demolition makes way for Log Cabin Drive improvements

Crews from Macon-Bibb County’s Public Works Department tore down an abandoned house at the corner of Log Cabin Drive and Hollingsworth Road in mid-November to make way for the realignment of the intersection as part of a $1.5 million, SPLOST-funded road and pedestrian safety improvement project.

The Log Cabin Drive improvement project will include a new pedestrian bridge and repairs to the current roadway bridge over Rocky Creek; constructing new curb and gutter, sidewalk, drainage swales, drainage structures and driveways; realign the intersection of Hollingsworth Road and Log Cabin Drive; adding a northbound left-turn-lane on Log Cabin Drive at Hollingsworth Road; and more.

Click here to watch a video about this milestone day, one that the Bellevue community has been looking forward to for many years. 

Macon house to be demolished for improvement project

Macon house to be demolished for improvement project

An abandoned house at the intersection of Log Cabin Drive and Hollingsworth Road wil be demolished Thursday at 11 a.m. to make room for an improvement project.

According to a news release, the house is being torn down in advance of the Hollingsworth Road-Log Cabin Drive intersection being realigned to make it safer.

The new improvement project will include a new pedestrian bridge and repairs to the current road over Rocky Creek, construction of a new curb and gutter, sidewalk, drainage swales, drainage structures and driveways; realign the intersection of Hollingsworth Road and Log Cabin Drive, adding a northbound left-turn lane on Log Cabin Drive and more.

Macon-Bibb launches website dedicated to SPLOST projects

Macon-Bibb County has launched a new website at www.splost.info as another way for people to learn about projects funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Currently, the Commission regularly discusses and approves items related to projects, monthly financial statements are posted on the Macon-Bibb website, regular meetings are held with the SPLOST Advisory Committee, and local media frequently covers progress on the projects.

“One of our charges as the SPLOST Advisory Committee was to increase and improve communication with the public, both providing information to the public and giving feedback to the government based on what people expect,” says Committee Chair Jeffery Monroe. “This website provides us a single place where people can learn about the projects they approved, as well as to ask questions.”

Phase I of Second Street Connector complete

On Thursday, August 20