Pardon our mess: Calhoun Expressway construction

WHAT: Ongoing construction on John C. Calhoun Expressway. According to The Augusta Chronicle archives, the $8.4 million project is funded by the Transportation Investment Act and includes replacing lighting, patching pavement and improving the look along the corridor. As of now, the light poles have been removed and wires sprout from where they once stood.

WHERE: John C. Calhoun Expressway

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Various parties. Georgia Department of Transportation is ultimately responsible, but the project is being managed by the Engineering Department, according to GDOT spokesman Kyle Collins.

ACTION PROMISED: The project is plugging along and is about 25 percent complete, according to a report from Augusta Engineering provided by Collins. “We have completed the concrete patches, and partial/ full-depth concrete slab replacement,” according to the update. “Clearing has begun on eastbound slopes. Traffic lane closures/shifts will continue throughout project duration.” The project is not expected to be complete until next spring, Collins said.


PROBLEM AREAS? Contact us if you know of a place where the grass needs cutting, a pothole needs fixing or litter needs collecting.

CONTACT US: Visit to share your ideas, or connect with us on social media using #AUGmess.

WE’LL INVESTIGATE: We’ll contact the proper authorities and let you know what they plan to do to clean up the mess.