An open house for an upcoming road project in Columbia and Richmond counties is scheduled Thursday.
The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold the event from 6 to 8 p.m. for a two-mile proposed area project along Stevens Creek Road. It will be at Stevens Creek Church, 600 Stevens Creek Road.
Attendees can view displays to learn more about the $28 million construction project, and give feedback to project officials. Project displays and plans will also be available on the GDOT website for 10 days following the open house, a GDOT news release states.
Feedback can be given during the event by filling out a comment card and placing it into a comment box. Residents can also provide comment after the open house by visiting www.dot.ga.gov/PS/Public/PublicOutreach, or via mail to Eric Duff, Georgia Department of Transportation, 600 West Peachtree Street NW, 16th Floor, Atlanta, GA, 30308.
Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 2.
The federally funded project overseen by Columbia County Engineering runs from Mayo Road to Evans and Locks roads with a roundabout at Stevens Creek Road to Evans to Locks Road intersection.
“Georgia DOT is an engaged planning partner with the Augusta Regional Transportation Study using federal dollars to implement key projects to not only relieve congestion but to enhance safety for all users,” said Kyle Collins, district communications specialist with GDOT. “The Stevens Creek Road improvements will make for safer vehicle turn movements and offer citizens a multiuse trail in the corridor.”
Other project highlights include:
Right turn deceleration lanes at entrances to side roads;
A 10-foot multiuse path along east side of the corridor with a pedestrian bridge over Bowen Pond;
Widening Dennis Road in Richmond County to two 11-foot lanes, for 500 feet from Stevens Creek to Merrico Street;
Flush two-way left-turn lane from existing culvert at Bowen Pond to Evans and Locks Road.
Construction is expected to begin in July of 2021 and should take two years to complete, according to GDOT.