Forest Hill road construction proposals


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Forest Hill road will soon be widening to three lanes. This according  Macon-Bibb leaders who made the announcement at a public information meeting today.

The road is known for backing up traffic from Forsyth and Wimbish roads and can be dangerous when drivers are turning. Macon-Bibb County representatives displayed two possible layouts for the intersection of Forest Hill and Wimbish road.

“We want to put in, either an enhanced traffic signal on Wimbish road or a roundabout there that will be safer normally than a traffic signal,” said county engineer, David Fortson.

Also proposed, are sidewalks along Forest Hill road.

The meeting allowed people to get a look at plans for the road as well as put their input in. Once a decision is made, estimated construction time will be about two years.

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