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Old 07-13-2015, 07:22 AM
 
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Update on the Windsor Spring Road widening....
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Other recent work included installing water and power lines and storm drains, said Georgia Department of Transportation spokesman Kyle Collins.
The first phase is expected to cost about $31 million to add lanes along a 3.3-mile stretch from Tobacco to Willis Foreman roads.
Construction has also begun to replace the two-lane bridge over Spirit Creek by April 2017.
A second phase to widen the road from Willis Foreman to Highway 88 in Hephzibah will be let for construction bids next month, Collins said. About $6 million from the 1 percent transportation sales tax being collected in Augusta was allocated to Windsor Spring Road.
Widening Windsor Spring Road has been discussed for about three decades to alleviate congestion. The extra lanes will go through front yards and very near front doors for many homeowners.
Utility relocation continues on Windsor Spring Road to widen route by April 2017 | The Augusta Chronicle
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:15 PM
 
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More bike lanes coming to Columbia County...
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The county says some of the roads they're adding lanes to are Washington Road, Horizon South Parkway, Lewiston Road, and Flowing Wells Road. The county will also extend the lanes on Furys Ferry Road.

"A lot of our customers actually tell us that they would love to commute to work or have their kids ride their bikes to school. But because we don't have that many bike lanes right now, that actually don't feel like it's safe," said Cohen.

Safety, Cohen says, comes with hyper-awareness of your surroundings. She says she's been to too many funerals for people killed while riding.

"The best thing to remember when you're a driver and you come across a cyclist is that even if they feel like a nuisance, it's important to remember is that's someone's father or child or mother, and that could be your friend from work," she said.
More bike lanes coming to Columbia County as roads expand
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:07 PM
 
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Looks like work on improving exit 190 won't begin until 2019...
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We sat down with the local chairman of Georgia Department of Transportation to find out if there is a solution to the madness. He told us it is.

“The widening of Lewiston Road is to take place from I-20 back to Columbia Road,” Don Grantham said.

The District 12 Chairman added GDOT will work with Columbia County to add two to three lanes at the Grovetown exit into Columbia County as it takes the lead on the roughly $30 million project. A penny of the eight percent sales tax voters in the CSRA opposed in 2012 pumps dollars into the Transportation Investment Act or TIA.

Columbia County Engineer Matt Schlachter added it takes time since Lewiston Road is a state highway. “Columbia County just recently took over that project from the state. We’ll start design hopefully by January. We will be spending the money designing and buying right of way up until 2018. The money right now that GDOT is providing us through the TIA will be available to us in 2019 for construction,” he explained.
No Relief at I-20 Grovetown Exit Until 2019 | WJBF-TV
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:36 PM
 
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And yet they keep building more subdivisions and the traffic grows worse each year as they fall further and further behind on crucial road construction *shakes head*
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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The Riverwatch Parkway median, light and resurfacing project is about to begin...
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A major construction project will add a median barrier to Riverwatch Parkway.
According to a Georgia Department of Transportation news release, more than $9 million was given to Beam’s Contracting for the project which will extend from 15th Street to the Coumbia County line.
The project will entail replacing the current guardrail with a concrete median barrier, as well as milling and resurfacing. It is expected to be completed by July 31, 2016,
The project falls under Band 1 of the Transportation Investment Act, which provides $1.6 billion in funding to local governments for road improvements and repairs.
Riverwatch to get new traffic median | The Augusta Chronicle
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Undeveloped Columbia County
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So is this median barrier going to be like the wall on Interstates 20 and 520?
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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So is this median barrier going to be like the wall on Interstates 20 and 520?
I would assume so. That's about the only kind of "concrete median barrier" I've ever seen anywhere aside from the more "portable" type that come in sections.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:46 PM
 
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Aiken County is looking at improvements for Whiskey Road
Aiken officials looking into Whiskey Road study
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:42 PM
 
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The Butt Bridge project is being redesigned again....
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The city’s decision to start fresh on Aug. 20 doesn’t halt the rebuilding plan, but is expected to add another delay to a project already running nine months behind schedule after only one contractor – JHC Corp., based in Peachtree City, Ga. – made an offer to restore the historic 15th Street structure.
That bid was $500,000 above the $1.5 million budget originally proposed to stabilize and add bike lanes and sidewalks to the overpass in April 2014 when city leaders and historic preservationists gathered at the site to celebrate its 100th birthday. Initial plans called for construction to start in January, but ground has yet to be broken.
Officials now say they hope to receive new bids by Sept. 29 for a project that has been “repackaged” to include one bridge crossing Rocky Creek at Milledgeville Road and three going over the Augusta Canal at 11th, 15th and Broad streets. It was not clear how the changes will affect overall costs.
“We felt it was more cost effective to package the four bridges,” said Steve Cassell, Augusta’s assistant director of traffic engineering. “(The project) is being rebid.”
According to city records, a mandatory pre-bid conference and site visits for the newly expanded project will be held Sept. 11, starting at 10 a.m. in Room 605 of Augusta’s Municipal Building. Cassell said the announcement reflects a new reality in government contracts: an improving economy is resulting in less competition for construction work.
City records show that six contractors attended a pre-bid conference April 28 to give the 15th Street bridge a much-needed makeover, but that only JHC made an offer.
Butt Bridge bid scrapped to redesign project | The Augusta Chronicle
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:15 AM
 
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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New Fort Gordon Entrance Necessary To Manage Growth, Say Army Leaders | WJBF-TV
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