College Street closing at Alexander II school for roundabout, sidewalk work

lfabian@macon.comMarch 26, 2014 

Construction of a roundabout and sidewalks will close a portion of College Street and reroute Alexander II Magnet School traffic for several months.

The road will close after Friday’s school dismissal from Oglethorpe Street to College Place, according to a Macon-Bibb County news release.

School traffic will be reversed when students return from spring break on April 7.

Drivers can park in lots at Tattnall Square Park and walk children to school or drop them off by turning down College Place from the Mercer University side of College Street.

“This is a very exciting project for Macon-Bibb and for the College Hill Corridor,” Mayor Robert Reichert said in the release. “From the new sidewalks to the roundabout, this area will be safer and more walkable for our children.”

The new traffic design is the result of work from the Macon-Bibb County Traffic Engineering, Bibb County school system’s Risk Management, TE Project Manager, Alexander II Magnet School Administration, the College Hill Alliance, the mayor’s office and Mercer University.

The project funding come from a Georgia Department of Transportation grant, the Macon-Bibb special purpose local option sales tax, Mercer University and the Knight Foundation.

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