Officials unveil first look at Second Street renovation plan

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Construction is underway on Second Street in between Poplar and Cherry Streets.

Macon-Bibb County officials met Monday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the project that’s set to last at least 16 weeks.

Mayor Robert Reichert calls the planned street renovations another step in completing the ultimate goal of a “more vibrant urban Second Street corridor.”

“It’s an initiative that is designed to build a complete street which is one that is green, sustainable, walkable, urban, retail-friendly, and commercial-friendly,” Reichert said.

“A complete street that will go from the east side of the river ultimately from the Coliseum and the conference center, all the way through downtown Macon and connect over to Little Richard Penniman (Blvd.) and Mercer University,” he said.

The costs to begin the project are around $1 million. It’s money used from the 2011 SPLOST.

More coverage from today’s groundbreaking on the 41NBC News at 6.

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