Log Cabin Drive project improves safety

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – New sidewalks and a pedestrian bridge are coming to Log Cabin Drive in Macon. One longtime resident swore she’d never see the day the $1.5 million project started. Commissioner Al Tillman made sure she had a front row seat at Thursday’s demolition.

“Today, the neighbors and everybody in this area can be excited that it’s happening,” said Commissioner Tillman.

Commissioner Tillman waited about 20 minutes before starting the demolition so 69 year-old Jessie Green could watch it.

“I didn’t know if I would live to see it happen,” said Green.

A home on the corner of Log Cabin Drive and Hollingsworth Road was knocked down Thursday morning.

“Where this house stands, is where the road will turn left. We’re going to change the direction of Hollingsworth Road,” explained Commissioner Tillman. 

Green said she’s seen multiple accidents at that intersection during her 48 year stay on Log Cabin Drive. She explained there’s a hill on the corner so drivers can’t see from the left. Green added despite the ‘no left turn’ sign, she sees people do it all the time.

“I’m real upset with the people that come down and don’t read the sign because if they make a left turn and don’t see something coming over that hill, it’s dangerous,” said Green.

The demolition is only a small part of the Log Cabin Drive project.

“New drainage, new sidewalks from Robins Federal Credit Union all the way down to the back of Green Meadows Apartments,” explained Commissioner Tillman.

There will also be repairs to the bridge over Rocky Creek.

“You can’t even cross that bridge safely. I get so frightened with the children on the bicycles trying to cross that bridge,” said Green.

Seeing the house come down gave Green mixed feelings because she knew the family that lived there.

“I’m glad to see it happen because of the intersection being so serious, but yet it’s still fond memories going down with it,” explained Green. 

Macon-Bibb’s Road Improvement Project section of SPLOST is paying for the project. There is no deadline yet.

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