MACON, Ga. — You're going to see more road construction and lane shifts in downtown Macon in the next few months, but it's going to pay off with more prime hangout space, just in time for summer.

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Construction barrels and fencing already line Second Street between Poplar Street and Plum Street Lane in preparation for more landscaping, benches and bike lanes.

It's these features that have made the Second Street Vision Block between Cherry and Poplar Streets so popular. Now, the city is expanding it further.

"It's a pedestrian-friendly, retail-friendly, walk-able urban street-scape that more and more people are finding attractive," Mayor Robert Reichert said.

Even though you'll see some lane closures and shifts, the plan is to keep traffic moving both ways throughout the project.

When it's finished, there will be new sidewalks, streetlights and if all goes well, it will eventually link with an urban park. 

The Macon-Bibb County website says the project costs around $1.5 million in grant money. 

The website also says construction will last around six months and start on Monday.