To get to and from all these places more easily, some road projects in the county are being completed. The widening of Washington Road between Gibbs Road and William Few Parkway wrapped up this year. However, says Strickland, “We’ll be doing punch list items there for the next few months.”
He also says that the widening of Furys Ferry Road from Evans to Locks Road to the Savannah River should get underway soon. The Flowing Wells Road improvement project is expected to begin soon as well.
In addition, says Strickland, the county also completed a couple of “quick response” projects by adding a center lane on Evans to Locks Road to facilitate left turns into Jones Creek subdivision and by easing traffic congestion on I-20 at the Gateway exit in Grovetown.
The state finished its improvements to Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown last year, and it is expected to complete improvements to Robinson Avenue this fall. Remaining projects include finishing sidewalks, installing a new traffic signal at the intersection with Katherine Street, construction of raised medians and total resurfacing of the road.
This fall the city of Grovetown also will submit a bid for a “long overdue” affic signal at Whiskey and Wrightsboro roads, Waller says.A groundbreaking ceremony for Fort Gordon’s $50 million Gate 6 access road was held in the spring. The gate is scheduled to open in 2020.
The city of Harlem recently got the go-ahead from DOT to install solar panel crosswalks at three locations on Highway 221. “We have more traffic in Harlem with the growth,” Cook says.