Few problems with first-day traffic

Monday, April 8, 2013 4:37 PM
Last updated Tuesday, April 9, 2013 1:36 AM
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Traffic can sometimes snarl during Masters Week practice rounds, but Monday’s first day was generally smooth, police said.

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“Typically, because we don’t know how many people are coming, (practice rounds) are a traffic challenge for us,” Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said.

Tournament days are easier because patrons, many of whom return year after year, are more likely to be familiar with the course, he said.

The sheriff’s office and Augusta traffic engineering create the traffic alignments. This year’s plan is similar to 2012’s, which was successful.

“We feel pretty confident our plan worked,” Gay said of Monday’s effort. “We were able to get people to and from the course in a timely manner.”

TRAFFIC REMINDERS

• Live traffic cameras are viewable to the public at augustatraffic.com.

• Facebook (ARC Traffic) and Twitter (@ARCTraffic) feeds are updated to show up-to-the minute traffic issues and changes.

• The eastbound on-ramp from Interstate 20 to Washington Road will be closed each day from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Traffic will be directed to ramps at River Watch Parkway.

• Traffic on Berckmans Road will be one-way southbound from 4 to 9 p.m. every day.

• The left-turn lane from Alexander Drive to Washington Road has been restriped as a through lane. Left turns are prohibited.


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