Reichert Doubles Down On I-75/I-16 | Georgia Public Broadcasting

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Sep

Reichert Doubles Down On I-75/I-16 | Georgia Public Broadcasting

MACON, Ga. — Macon Mayor Robert Reichert is touting his role in passing the consolidation referendum as he seeks the new office of city-county mayor.

In an interview with GPB, Reichert called consolidation with Bibb County his biggest accomplishment.

“We’re sitting here fussing and fighting amongst ourselves while somebody else is eating out lunch,” Reichert said. “So the greatest legacy I think I leave is that we have pulled the city together, and now pulled the city and county together.”

But Reichert’s most enduring legacy might turn out to be on the highway. He has been mayor at a time when support for the massive expansion of Macon’s I-75/I-16 interchange has waned.

In April, Reichert cast the tie-breaking vote on a Macon Area Transportation Study committee to keep the project alive.

In the interview, Reichert said he’s sensitive to concerns that the new interchange might be too big, but he’s convinced of its necessity.

via Reichert Doubles Down On I-75/I-16 | Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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