Roadwork backs up Columbia County traffic

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 7:02 PM
Last updated 8:45 PM
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Road construction created a traffic jam extending for miles this afternoon on Washington Road.

Work crews contracted by the state Department of Transportation are working on an intersection improvement at Washington and Halali Farm roads.

At one point, traffic on Washington Road was reduced to one lane, creating a line a cars stretching from William Few Parkway to North Belair Road, according to police.

The project will add turn lanes from Washington Road onto Halali Farm Road and add a traffic signal at the intersection, according to DOT officials.

The work started in May and is about 10 percent complete, officials said. The scheduled completion date is April 30.

DOT’s contract with Beams Contracting allows crews to reduce traffic to one lane except from 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Sundays.

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leaveitatthedoor
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leaveitatthedoor 09/09/09 - 07:19 pm
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this is worth the wait --

this is worth the wait -- alot of lives will be saved when this is done......

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 09/09/09 - 08:18 pm
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Yeah if they don't run the

Yeah if they don't run the light.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 09/09/09 - 09:19 pm
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And they wear their

And they wear their seatbelts!

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 09/09/09 - 09:20 pm
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The work was actually

The work was actually supposed to be finished earlier, but a bunch of their trailers are missing.

iknowitwheniseeit
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iknowitwheniseeit 09/09/09 - 09:51 pm
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April! You've got to be

April! You've got to be kidding.

ss30809
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ss30809 09/09/09 - 10:51 pm
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It would be nice to know what

It would be nice to know what dates they plan on closing the roads...I really didn't enjoyed sitting on Washington Rd today as much as the DOT thought I would.

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