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Completion of Road Improvement Project Celebrated

Completion of Road Improvement Project Celebrated

The City of Macon and the Medical Center of Central Georgia will celebrate the completion of the New & Pine Streets Improvement Project with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 7, at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the intersection of New and Pine Streets in the Medical Center's Emergency Center turnaround.* Featured guests and speakers at the event will include Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, Medical Center of Central Georgia Dr. Ninfa Saunders, Macon City Council Public Properties Chair Rick Hutto, SPLOST Advisory Committee Chair Dan Slagle, and other officials.

This improvement project improved the roads, sidewalks, and traffic flow along Pine Street between Spring and First Streets and New Street from Pine Street to Plum Street Lane. Before the project, the road and sidewalks were in terrible shape, including broken pavement and sidewalks, a lack of handicapped ramps in some areas, and inadequate handicapped ramps in others. It now features:

  • New sidewalks throughout the project area with ADA handicapped ramps;
  • A median planted with trees;
  • Designated loading zones located against the curb;
  • Crosswalks and a pedestrian-friendly concrete improvement in the intersection of New and Pine Streets; and
  • Trees on the street instead of on-street parking.

The total cost of the project will be $1,035,000, and funding comes from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax ($160,000), the MCCG ($175,000), and GDOT's Transportation Enhancement program ($700,000).