Lane closures scheduled along I-20 as construction at Exit 1 continues

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Jul. 8—Construction on Interstate 20 West in Aiken County will resume with late-night lane closures, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Closures resumed Thursday.

Crews from Superior Construction will pave a concrete median from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Exit 1 (West Martintown Road in North Augusta) to the Savannah River.

Drivers in South Carolina and Georgia can expect to feel the impact during the mornings of Friday, July 9; Monday, July 12; Tuesday, July 13, and Wednesday, July 14.

Construction is weather permitting, and drivers should stay alert and abide by reduced speed limits in work zones.

The interstate will be widened from four to six lanes between Martintown Road — Exit 1 on the interstate — in North Augusta and the Georgia Welcome Center in Augusta.

The bridges over the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal will also be replaced to accommodate the widened roadway. A traffic signal will be placed at Martintown Road and Exit 1.

The Georgia Department of Transportation, which has taken the lead on the project, is using a design-build method, which combines pre-construction and construction work into one project. South Carolina Department of Transportation is also involved in the project, and it is the first bi-state agreement between the two states for a design-build project.

Samantha Winn covers the city of North Augusta, with a focus on government and community oriented business. Follow her on Twitter: @samanthamwinn and on Facebook and Instagram: @swinnnews.

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