Groundbreaking ceremony for Cotton Avenue Plaza expansion

This expansion will add green spaces, landscaping, benches and other things to improve the space and beautify the area.

MACON, Ga. — Macon-Bibb pitched for a green space on Cotton Avenue nearly a month ago, and on Wednesday they finally broke ground on the project.

The grand opening took place at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Cherry Street, Second Street and Cotton Avenue on Wednesday morning.

The Macon Action Plan (MAP) is the origin of the projectand “was developed using community feedback, needs and resources to plan green spaces and parks, street and parking lot changes and other improvements in our urban core,” according to a press release. .

The diagonal section of Cotton Avenue, which runs from Mulberry Street Lane to where Lawrence Mayer Florist is, will be permanently closed from Wednesday, November 2 at 9 a.m.

Due to the closure, traffic may change and further closures may occur, according to the statement.

Construction of the road is expected to take six to eight weeks.

The project is also funded by SPLOST and funds from the Urban Development Authority and the Central Georgia Community Foundation.

Its cost is approximately $650,000.

This expansion will add green spaces, landscaping, benches and other things to improve the space and beautify the area.

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