River Watch Parkway lanes closing near Interstate 20 interchange

River Watch Parkway at the Interstate 20 interchange between the CSX Railroad and River Shoals Parkway will temporarily be reduced from three to two lanes beginning Wednesday for construction work.

 

The lane reduction will last until March 11, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation news release. The closing is for milling and paving work in a $5.3 million intersection improvement project.

Work hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting. There are no time restrictions on the weekend, according to the release.

I-20 entrance ramps will be under yield conditions at various times.

Georgia DOT contractors will deep patch on River Watch Parkway and mill and inlay on side roads including River Shoals Parkway, Alexander Drive, Claussen Drive, Quarry Road, Gun Club Drive and others within the limits of this project.

The construction is a partially funded Band 1 Transportation Investment Act (TIA) project, with TIA dollars accounting for $2.5 million of the total estimated project cost. The project consists of a range of improvements to River Watch Parkway between Quarry Road and River Shoals Parkway, including milling and overlaying the corridor, widening to develop a second turn lane onto the I-20 eastbound ramp and widening at the I-20 westbound ramp to accommodate dual right turns, the release states.

The DOT recommends motorists slow down when approaching a work zone; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected.

People can monitor 511ga.org or download the App to stay current on all upcoming roadwork and projects. Georgia DOT East on Facebook and @GDOTEastTraffic on Twitter also provide daily updates.

 

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