Politics & Government

Nearly 20 roads in Macon-Bibb approved for repairs. Here’s the list.

More than a dozen roads in Macon are about to get resurfaced.

The Macon-Bibb Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a $2.7 million contract with Reeves Construction to resurface 17 roads. Most are short side streets. The longest and most expensive project is 3.9 miles of Bethel Church Road, from Holley Road to Mt. Pleasant Road. That will cost $829,000.

“It’s needed on all these roads,” said County Engineer David Fortson before the meeting. “This is all we can afford to work on now. There certainly are others in need.”

The Georgia Department of Transportation is paying $2 million of the cost through the annual Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant, with the remainder coming from local matching funds paid for out of the special purpose local option sales tax fund.

A total of 12 miles of road will be resurfaced under the project. Roads on the list include:

  • Hall Road
  • Saddle Creek Court
  • Rivoli Chase
  • Old Mill Court
  • Rivoli Vista
  • San Carlos Drive
  • Alandale Drive
  • Barrington Hall Drive
  • Knight Road
  • Captain Kell Drive
  • Holt Avenue
  • Bethel Church Road
  • Glendale Avenue
  • Village Green Lane
  • Hollis Road
  • Jeff Davis Street
  • Brookhaven Road

Three other roads may be resurfaced if money is left after the others are done. Those are Hallwood Circle, Wesleyan Hills Drive and 1655 Eisenhower Parkway (Frontage Road.)

Fortson said work will get started in a month or two and will take three months to complete.

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Wayne Crenshaw has worked as a journalist since 1990 and has been a reporter for The Telegraph since 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Georgia College and is a resident of Warner Robins.