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2020 People's Choice Award

Friday, September 11, 2020

Our own Columbus Riverwalk – on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Columbus – is in the running for the 2020 People's Choice Award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The Riverwalk is one of just 12 projects from across the country selected in regional competitions and now vying for the national title in AASHTO's America's Transportation Awards.

Vote today and every 24 hours through October 25th to not only bring this top honor home to Georgia again, but to also win a $10,000 cash award for a charity to be announced.

Vote now! Click the image below and vote for the Columbus Riverwalk!

Vote for the Columbus Riverwalk to win a People's Choice Award

JR Allen Parkway Study

Friday, June 12, 2020

The purpose of this study is to examine this freeway/major arterial and to determine how to alleviate traffic congestion along the J.R. Allen Parkway corridor, while also improving access to transit shelters, connecting the pedestrian sidewalk network, and making considerations for bicycle facility/amenity investments.

Please visit to learn more and get involved!

A virtual public open house will be held October 5th through October 18th. For more information about the virtual public open house and how to submit comments pertaining to the study, please refer to the JR Allen Parkway Study public meeting announcement.

2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program Comment Period Now Open

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is now available for public review and comment. The TIP is a prioritized list of funded transportation projects for the Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Planning Organization planning area (your community!)

Review the Draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program document. Comments may be submitted to

2nd Avenue Streetscapes

On November 27, 2018, the Council of Columbus, Georgia voted to enter into a contractual agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to conduct a transportation study on Second (2nd) Avenue.

The project limits along 2nd Avenue start from the north at the intersection of 45th Street / Manchester Expressway and 2nd Avenue south to the intersection of 19th Street and 2nd Avenue.

Please visit our website for more information.

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