Road construction work continues in the Augusta area

Road work continues on Interstate 20 over the Augusta Canal. The outside eastbound lane will re-close today.



There are a number of openings, closings and re-closings Augusta-area motorists will see this week.

The outside eastbound lane on Interstate 20 over the Augusta Canal reopened to traffic Tuesday but only temporarily. The Georgia Department of Transportation had lifted a closure earlier in the day brought by construction work but will re-close the lane today because weather conditions have been too wet to allow for ideal concrete setting. A DOT spokesman had said Tuesday that the concrete cured Monday evening, allowing for the now aborted reopening.

The closure will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last into the evening, according to a DOT release.

Look for lane closures on River Watch Parkway as the state returns to do resurfacing work.

According to news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation, work will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. It will begin at 15th Street in the city of Augusta and go to River Shoals Parkway, with inside lanes in both directions closing.

This is the second phase of the River Watch Parkway resurfacing project funded by the Transportation Investment Act. The project was undertaken to smooth out the riding surface from 15th Street in downtown Augusta to the Columbia County line.

Also Tuesday, the Augusta Welcome Center was reopened after being closed several days because of a water issue. The DOT closed the welcome center Thursday as a result of a damaged waterline. Crews worked throughout the weekend for make repairs.