Caution Macon        Macon-Bibb County, Georgia

Eisenhower Parkway Extension

A Summary of Concerns (here)
Consider as  Combined Alternative Concepts with:  the  Macon Levee (website)  and   Interstates I-75 and I-16 Intersection  graphic
and the Rationale by Sylvia Flowers, and Wildlife habitat for rare Panthers here

Site Visit 4-10-07

Muckogee-Creek visitors


Various Resolutions supporting Muscogee (Creek) efforts to preserve the Ocmulgee Old Fields TCP.
They can be found as follows:

Council of the Five Civilized Tribes

Resolution 2002-18 dated 10/11/2002


United South and Eastern Tribes

Resolution 2003020 dated 10/31/2002


National Congress of American Indians

Resolution SD-02-0018 dated 11/11/02 (Page 3 - Item 19)



Here are some more URLs of interest:


Federal Highway Administration  New Echota TCP (references Ocmulgee TCP)


Brockington & Associate's Role in Ocmulgee TCP


Georgia Conservancy Ocmulgee National Heritage Corridor Feasibility Study


Robert Trepp Testimony Before Senate 7/17/02


National Parks Conservation Association Testimony Before Senate 8/2/2002


Statement of Susan Shown Harjo Before U.S. Senate 6/18/2003


National Trust for Historic Preservation - 11 Most Endangered Sites 2003


Ocmulgee National Monument is still listed as a tentative World Heritage Site.

 i75-i16 Project first needs  Improved   Signage!  

Combined Alternative Concepts:

Macon Levee Options (here)
Passonneau diagram for EPE along 7th Street  (jpg )

  McCullough and Passonneau concepts (Adobe presentation)  

Shirley Hills -

Holliday or "16-2-80" alternative (jpg)

16-2-80 explained

InnerCircle around Macon

New DealMaker  with Slim Jim intersection

Centreplex Revisited

a mid-town  exit-only  for i75 South at  Pierce to Ingleside Avenue

- -  Macon, Georgia  , USA  - -

Click here to see Map of NEWEST Proposed Route  "16-2-80"

This page provides quick links to information concerning a proposed new-road project commonly called the

Eisenhower Parkway Extension

EPE - Proposed Route

The Georgia Department of Transportation used to consider this a section of what is commonly referred to as the Fall Line Freeway.  

And the DOT "prefered route" has always been drawn through the legislated boundaries of the Ocmulgee National Monument.

   Read the newest article  By CHRISTOPHER QUINN   Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer  - April 14, 2002 

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Read about  a new "Grassroots" option called "16-2-80"

Interstate-16 to US-80

Click here to see Map of NEWEST Proposed Route  "16-2-80"

Could this route be accepted by all sides?

 Ocmulgee National Monument near Macon put on most-threatened parks list


Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer

[ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 3/26/02 ]

Plans to run a highway between the Indian mounds of Ocmulgee National Monument caused the National Parks Conservation Association on Monday to call Ocmulgee one of the 10 most-threatened national parks in the nation.

Ocmulgee takes its place among more well-known parks with problems, such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its air pollution.

Ocmulgee preserves thousand-year-old Indian mounds, village sites and the mysterious Earth Lodge, a circular mound with a room and clay seats inside. The mounds are in two separate sections, and the state Department of Transportation is studying routing the Fall Line Freeway between the sections. The Fall Line Freeway will link Macon to Augusta and Columbus.

"We simply can't accept a four-lane highway passing just a stone's throw away from the national monument and straight through a piece of land with nationally significant artifacts, when other routes exist," said Jill Stephens with the park conservation group.

The undeveloped private land around the monument in Macon has a federal designation like that of a historic neighborhood because of its archaeological sites and the land's importance to the Muscogee Creek and other Indian nations.

Jim David, the superintendent of the monument, said there have been discussions about expanding the park. Common sense would dictate that the undeveloped land between the two sections, where the proposed highway would run, would be the best land to expand the monument, he said.

"Having a four-lane highway going through that would make that acquisition far less possible," David said.

Advocates for the route, including local politicians and businessmen, say it is the only one that gives Macon traffic relief and brings needed development. Other proposed routes skirted the city.

The state DOT listed the route as a preferred alternative in earlier studies, which were rejected by the Federal Highway Administration. The FHWA said it looked like the state was writing its studies to justify the route, rather than to find the best route.

Vicki Gavalas, a spokeswoman for the state DOT, said the state did not write studies to justify the route. The new studies should be finished late this year.

Other national parks on the list: Great Smoky Mountains, Everglades/Big Cypress National Preserve, Federal Hall National Monument in New York, Glacier National Park, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Mojave National Preserve, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Yellowstone and Big Bend.

The DOT "prefered route" has always been through the legislated boundaries of the Ocmulgee National Monument.

Proposed Penetration of ONM

Proponents of this "Prefered Route" insist that Columbus-Macon-Agusta can ONLY be connected for commercial traffic through the Eisenhower Parkway Extension.  

But, GA 96 has always been considered the superior East-West route by truckers in the Midstate.  


 Maps near Ocmulgee Nat Monument


go to original image of above at TerraServer

Large color map showing environmental details 385Kb

Larger map of above 2.734 MB

 Alternative #1 is "No Build"  - using i16-i75  see below

Alternate route proposal sketch by Joeseph Passonnaeu

Caution Macon Rally at Bibb Courthouse see article

Another Caution Rally  and see  article

Walter Kulash with citizens  and article

CAUTION Macon Birthday Party

Sardis Church Road meeting 6-9-99 and article and pic

Interested Groups:

Friends of Ocmulgee Old Fields Homepage

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Parks Conservation Association

Archaeological Conservancy

Sierra Club

Society for Georgia Archaeology

Georgia Indian Council and Native Americans across the country

Environmental Alliance for Central Georgia

Center for Law in the Public Interest

Citizens for Responsible Government- public policy foundation

CAUTION Macon    - homepage

Muscogee Creek Nation

Seminole Nation

Society for American Archaeology

United South and Eastern Tribes

National Congress of American Indians

Sacred Sites International



Moreland Altobelli

Bibb County

City of Macon


 Macon Telegraph

historical articles

Proposal to extend Eisenhower angers some 7-19-99

Road designers defend public (Silent-Deaf ) hearing policy

Bibb Chairman  backs away from citizen input  11-17-98

Fall Line Freeway at GA Hwy 96 1-12-00

Fall Line Freeway on move in Crawford-Peach 1-14-00

GRIP to cost 2.4 Billions

citizens' advisory committee should be heard 2-11-99

Ineffectiveness of Citizens Oversight Committee

Macon trails only metro Atlanta in smog

Statewide Sprawl:  "we're fouling our own water"

Macon needs "Street System Plan"  

Street System Planning II

Impact Fees by S Hanberry

Kulash pays price for honest efforts - D Fischer

Lack of urban planning ruining road project

Judge declares zoning board unconstitutional

DOT readies impact statement on Eisenhower extension

Construction Status

Macon among top violators of ozone standards

i75-i16 Projects area map


JANUARY 5, 2000

vs. MACON, GEORGIA, et. al.

The Trial:

Day 1 , 2 , 3

full transcripts are above

Walter Kulash  

website  and  picture

Moreland Altobelli - Conflicts of Interest 12-7-97

Walter Kulash hired to look at aesthetics of all Bibb highway projects 1998

Board nixes wider role for Kulash on roads 9-98

Kulash steps away from Houston Road project -

Consultant criticizes Bibb roads program's lack of vision 1-8-99

The attack on Kulash's credentials was just ego 1-8-99

Roads program OKs 5-lane Houston Road  1-99 ?

Lawsuit filed to stop Houston widening 5-16-99

State delays Houston widening 5-25-99

Kulash meets with CAUTION 5-31-99 and picture

Kulash will review Houston Road project 6-11-99

Panel kicks Kulash off Houston Road  6-18-99

Kulash pays price for honest efforts 1-17-00

Suit against Houston Road widening in court today  1-5-00

1-6-00 minutes of Exec Committee concerning Kulash

Defense gets turn in Houston Road hearing 1-7-00

Houston Road lawsuit in judge's hands 1-8-00

The Attacks on Kulash various

Beef on consultant seems a bit stingy 1-14-00


Related CAUTION articles:

Road designs should be flexible, committee decides

Lack of urban planning ruining road project -Fischer 9-6-98

Engineers want "To hammer everything that looks like a nail."

Road designers defend public hearing policy 12-21-98

Ellis may replace roads program oversight committee members 1-21-00

Commissioners want say on roads - 2-24-99

Roads program unveils new public format 3-26-99

Road planners need to listen up 09-06-98

SARDIS CHURCH ROAD transcripts of hearing 4-29-99

Route of I-75/Ga. 247 connector - public meeting  pic pic 6-9-99

Housing development may be part of road program plan  5-9-99

Busy roads fuel growth - Sprawl  10-9-99

'Smart growth' not just for Atlanta 12-27-99

Potential urban sprawl concerns Bibb, Jones residents 2-29-00

Wide Roads planned in Macon encourage speeding

With planning, Macon can control urban sprawl

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