The Georgia Department of Transportation announced they will award the city of
The transportation project will improve safety for the students at Alexander 2 Magnet School, and could also help beautify the area.
"People can walk, they can bike, the children can get to their playground. I'll tell you that was a big thing with me," said Jim Cole.
Cole supports the mission of the College Hill Alliance, to provide better access for downtown, Mercer and the
"In my process of looking at my 21 counties I had identified this one as one of my top projects. The maximum amount that we're allowed to give is a million dollars and that's the award that we gave to the
The estimated total cost of the project is $1.375 million dollars. College Hill
"We're going to add a sidewalk along the
In the street-scape design there will be two raised crosswalks. One of which will be in front of the
"We use the front entrance every single day for students at dismissal and now the students will be able to cross in a safe way," said Linda Bivins, the principal at
The G-DOT grant will cover $1 million of the project and then
"When the opportunity rose to get these funds they stepped forward right away and said we'll provide the matching money," said
Organizers hope to get started on construction within the next three months, and the streetscape is expected to be complete by next summer.