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Citizens meet to discuss improvements to Macon Road

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The City's Planning Department held a public meeting Thursday night to get feedback from citizens on how they plan to make Macon Road more pedestrian friendly.

The improvements would take place on Macon Road in front of the Columbus Public Library and MCSD administrative building.

One idea is to have a median in the middle of the road where pedestrians can stand to wait as cars go by.

In addition to the proposed Macon Road improvements, the GDOT will test significant changes to 13th Street between 10th and 13th Avenues, connecting with Midtown Inc.'s Minimum Grid implementation project.

Planning Director Rick Jones says the project would also be considerate to the businesses along the road as well.

“We want to move traffic and we want to make sure pedestrians get across the roadway safely, but we also to have to have a situation that enhances the businesses as well,” said Rick Jones, the City of Columbus Planning Director.

Jones says the improvements to Macon Road could get started by the end of the year.

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