Commuters should beware Washington Road, Walton Way lane closures

Several road closures in Richmond County are planned in the next few days, according to the Augusta engineering department.

--The right, eastbound lane of Washington Road from Berckmans Road to West Vineland Road will be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day because Georgia Power is pruning tree branches from power lines.

Flaggers will help route traffic. Drivers can detour by using River Watch Parkway, Wheeler Road or Walton Way.

--The right, eastbound lane of Walton Way at Russell Street will be closed starting Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each of those days to repair a cave-in. Traffic will be routed using flaggers. The area can be avoided by drivers if they use Central Avenue or Calhoun Expressway.

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