Grovetown residents frustrated with traffic problems during daily commute

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Grovetown resident Adam Grayson says when it comes to facing traffic on his daily commute, timing is key.

With bumper to bumper traffic out of his Euchee Creek subdivision onto William Few Parkway, in Evans, Grayson took to his Facebook page to complain about a drive that he says should’ve only taken him 15 minutes, but due to heavy traffic, it was almost an hour.

Grayson says some residents have become so frustrated they are moving out of the Grovetown area to avoid the traffic. When dropping off his oldest child who attends Grovetown High School, he says he’s often stuck on William Few Parkway for more than 10 minutes before he can return home to get ready for work.

“William Few,  Wrightsboro Road, and Lewiston Road which are all filters into Grovetown every one of them was being used that day. I have the Waze app and everyone’s heard of that at this point and you could see that everywhere I could’ve gone there was traffic,” Grayson said.

The Lewiston Road project that will widen the roads along William Few isn’t set to start construction until 2019. Traffic Engineer, Steve Cassell says they’ve been working with the Georgia Department of Transportation to work on a temporary solution.

“The William Few and Chamblin Road intersection we’ll have that three-way stop converted to a traffic signal and left turn lanes and that should be up and running hopefully late summer or early fall. We have the utilities out of the way and these are well on our radar. We are fully aware of the impact to our citizens and Georgia DOT is too and it’s a priority,” Cassell said.

Grayson says he’s open to any temporary solutions the engineering department has to offer however, he feels construction will only add to the traffic they already have.

“Anything would be better than what we have currently, if there was a temporary alleviation for it then I’m all up for it. However, there has to be a long-term plan because if you’re asking for cyber command to come, if you’re asking for people to continue building and moving into Grovetown you have to support the infrastructure and you have to support the population,” Grayson said.

To find out more information regarding the plans for road improvement projects in Grovetown click here: http://www.columbiacountyga.gov/government-/county-divisions/engineering-services/property-acquisition

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