Macon-Bibb receives $92K federal grant to expand Ocmulgee Heritage Trail

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb is expanding the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail from Amerson River Park to Riverside Cemetery.

The county is getting a $92,000 grant from the Federal Recreational Trails Program to pay for the extension.

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Macon-Bibb leaders realized the expansion needed to happen quickly once the state decided to redo the I-16/I-75 interchange.

“You’ll be able to bike from the Ocmulgee National Monument all the way up to Amerson River Park without ever having to get on a public street. You’ll be able to jog. You’ll be able to skateboard. You’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of the river,” said Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert.

The Central City Park master plan includes a pedestrian bridge over the river and canoe takeout. That part of the project is several years away.