Riverwatch Parkway Inside Lanes To Close Starting Sunday

Traffic Alert graphic
Traffic Alert graphic

Augusta, GA (WJBF) – WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the inside lanes of Riverwatch Parkway will be closing on Sunday, January 3rd until Masters week.

According to a press release we received from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), “Beam’s Contracting, Inc. will reduce State Route 104 (Riverwatch Parkway) traffic to one outside lane in both directions from 15th Street to River Shoals Parkway. The prime contractor, along with five sub-contracting firms, will remove existing guardrail, install drainage structures, construct new concrete median barrier and install median lighting throughout the four-mile roadway section. The project is one of several River Watch improvement projects being funded by the Transportation Investment Act and is scheduled to be completed by August 2016.”

The inside lanes will be closed to drivers with concrete barriers and traffic drums. The lanes will remain closed until Thursday, March 31st when they will reopen for the 2016 Masters. Any remaining work will be done after Sunday, April 10th.

The reduced construction speed limit throughout this section will be 45 mph. Work crews could be present seven days a week and possibly for night shifts. For everyone’s safety, motorists should be aware of their presence at all times.

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