Mayor Robert Reichert along with representatives from around the county broke ground Friday morning on what will be the corridor connector.
Construction will begin at the lower half of Little Richard Penniman Boulevard. Reichert says the new "complete street" will tie into his vision of heading into downtown Macon.
"You’re connecting the east side and the west side, but not with a high speed thorough fare, but with a complete street that’s pedestrian friendly, retail friendly and got bicycle lanes on it. We think it’s the start of a new beginning," Reichert said.
The $6.5 million SPLOST project is expected to take about a year and a half to complete. The project is a three phase project. Beginning April 6, the lower of portion of Little Richard Penniman Boulevard will be closed for the next four months due to construction.
Leaders are encouraging drivers to use the Eisenhower Parkway or Forstyh Street/Hardeman Avenue exits to get into downtown Macon.