Million Dollar Concept Plan Needed For Major Downtown Augusta Road Work

T-SPLOST funding document photo
T-SPLOST funding document photo

Augusta, GA – Augusta leaders are looking at paying to plan for big changes to downtown roadways.

T-SPLOST funding document photo
T-SPLOST funding document photo

Over the next several years, eight big road projects are planned for the downtown area using Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) funding. Those projects involve major roadways and cross streets.

Construction costs are projected to be over #80 million.

City engineers say another $1.2 million needs to be spent on a concept plan to tie these projects together.

“And, try to come up with an overall concept for the downtown so, we don’t get a quilted look. As we move forward, also as these projects get designed and built, that we are following one standard that we have a consistent look downtown,” says Augusta Traffic Engineer Steve Cassell.

Cassell says the funding for the concept plan would would come from T-SPLOST.

 

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