$1.6 million renovations coming to Macon’s Log Cabin Drive
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb County commissioners are getting ready to spend more than $1.5 million to repair Log Cabin Drive.
Commissioner Al Tillman says his eyes are constantly on the busy road.
“It’s a hope and prayer that no one has gotten killed out here so far,” he said.
The street cuts right through the heart of his district.
“It’s a neighborhood and for folks that are walking in the neighborhood, they have to get back and forth if they’re going to the store,” Tillman said.
As cars zip down the road, Tillman is concerned about people’s safety when they’re walking. The county is finalizing plans to focus on both pedestrians’ and drivers’ well-being.
“It’s very difficult access for a car to try to look back all the way around to see if you see anything, but then as soon as you pull out, all of a sudden a car pops over the hill and it’s right on top of you,” Mayor Robert Reichert said.
The county signed a contractor to create nearly a mile of sidewalk down Log Cabin Drive — making it safer for walkers.
“We’re also going to resurface this road where the bridge is. In addition, we’re going to add a pedestrian bridge which is going to be about ten feet wide,” Tillman said.
The $1.6 million SPLOST project is going to straighten a point near the Hollingsworth Road and Log Cabin Drive intersection where cars stand a chance of getting hit by oncoming traffic.
“It’s actually going to realign Hollingsworth and back up and make it more of a 90 degree intersection at the top of the hill,” Mayor Reichert said.
Tillman says he’s anticipating when the project will be finished so residents can move safely up and down the street.
“Help is on the way and I think it’ll be a great improvement for the entire community,” Tillman said.
Commissioners still have to officially approve the project at Tuesday’s commission meeting. Mayor Reichert says if the weather cooperates, the project could be finished by the end of the year.
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