Macon Macon-Bibb County, Georgia
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
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
South and Eastern Tribes
United South and Eastern Tribes
2003020 dated 10/31/2002
Resolution 2003020 dated 10/31/2002
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.
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.
Combined Alternative Concepts:
a mid-town exit-only for i75 South at Pierce to Ingleside Avenue
- - Macon, Georgia , USA - -
This page provides quick links to information concerning a proposed new-road project commonly called the
Eisenhower Parkway Extension
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.
Ocmulgee National Monument near Macon put on most-threatened parks list
By CHRISTOPHER QUINN
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.
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.
|Map above is available with more information from FEMA
Map below adds the complexities of Levy and berm under i-16
go to original image of above at TerraServer
|Large color map showing environmental details
Alternative #1 is "No Build" - using i16-i75 see below
|Friends of Ocmulgee Old Fields Homepage
Georgia Indian Council and Native Americans across the country
Environmental Alliance for Central Georgia
Citizens for Responsible Government- public policy foundation
|Proposal to extend Eisenhower angers some 7-19-99
Fall Line Freeway at GA Hwy 96 1-12-00
Street System Planning II
Impact Fees by S Hanberry
Kulash pays price for honest efforts - D Fischer
i75-i16 Projects area map
|CAUTION MACON, INC., et.al.
JANUARY 5, 2000
vs. MACON, GEORGIA, et. al.
|full transcripts are above|
Altobelli - Conflicts of Interest 12-7-97
State delays Houston widening 5-25-99
The Attacks on Kulash various
CAUTION's POST-HEARING BRIEF 1-28-00
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Lack of urban planning ruining road project -Fischer 9-6-98
Commissioners want say on roads - 2-24-99
Road planners need to listen up 09-06-98
SARDIS CHURCH ROAD transcripts of hearing 4-29-99
Busy roads fuel growth - Sprawl 10-9-99
'Smart growth' not just for Atlanta 12-27-99
for Caution Macon