First phase of Second Street connector opens in Macon

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Drivers don’t have to take a detour anymore around Second Street in Macon. 

The first of three phases of the Second Street corridor connector are open. The $8 million project began in April. Mayor Robert Reichert says the construction will now shift to the second phase. 

"Now people can actually see and visualize what the Second Street Connector is actually going to look like. This extension of Little Richard Penniman Boulevard is going to take you up and over a new bridge, over the railroad tracks, and merge onto Second Street," Reichert says. 

Phase two the project will begin in a few weeks on Edgewood Avenue. Once all phases are complete, the connector will include sidewalks, bicycle lanes, lighting, landscaping, and upgraded storm sewer systems. 

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