North Augusta 'park and ride' advancing this spring

Monday, March 25, 2013 10:49 AM
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A “park and ride” facility in North Augusta is scheduled to go out for bids in May, but the project will cost more than projected, according to the Augusta Regional Transportation Study.

The project, to be at Interstate 20’s Exit 5 and U.S. Highway 25, will cost about $1.2 million, based on the newest estimates, meaning an additional $600,000 needs to be appropriated, the group said in its recent stakeholder newsletter.

Park and ride sites, designed to encourage energy and gas savings through carpooling, are among several programs in the Augusta area aimed to reduce emissions that contribute to air pollution.

Other programs already in effect include a May-October burning ban to reduce emissions during the hottest, ozone-prone months; and technology to synchronize traffic signals to reduce engine idling and improve the flow of traffic.


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