THOMASVILLE — The public will have an opportunity to see the proposed Remington Avenue streetscape when the plan is presented next week.

The unveiling will be held 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at Thomasville City Council chambers at the Municipal Building, 144 E. Jackson St.

The proposed streetscape will go before the Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, for consideration before going to Thomasville City Council.

The project is more than redoing a road, said Kenny Thompson, city planner.

The streetscape will include intersection improvements and curb and gutter, but no widening.

"We're going to keep the two-lane residential character of the road," Thompson said.

The streetscape includes reduction of traffic speed allowing safe crossings for pedestrians, constructing multi-use sidewalks for walking and biking and installing roundabouts and traffic signals to improve safety at major intersections.

The project is from Smith Avenue, through the four-lane section off Kern Street, which merges with Remington, and continues to Pinetree Boulevard — a total distance of a little more than a mile.

Thompson said 50 residents participated in several "discovery walks" along the route. The groups met in workshops immediately after the walks to provide input on the project.

If city council approves the project, the streetscape, with construction to begin in 2021, is expected to cost about $4 million. Funding would be from the 2012 special purpose local option sales tax.

Completion will require 12 to 18 months.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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