Columbia County drivers soon will be able to take that 30-minute pad out of their travel schedule.
Construction on Interstate 20 in Columbia County, which has caused more than a year of travel delays, should be finishing up with in the next couple of months.
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After more than a year of travel delays along Interstate 20 because of a pavement-replacement project, crews should be wrapping up soon. And that means smoother travel for local commuters.
Rusty Merritt, with the Georgia Department of Transportation, said construction in McDuffie County was finished on schedule a few weeks ago. In Columbia County, lane closures are possible and heavy equipment will be present for about a month longer. After that, he said, a cleaning crew will polish off the work in Columbia County through the winterwithout the use of large vehicles.
"The majority of the work is complete," Mr. Merritt said. "Most of what's left is just putting the finishing touches on it."
A similar pavement-replacement is next for Richmond County, Mr. Merritt said. That work will cover a three-mile stretch of I-20 from the Warren Road overpass to the Savannah River.
He said the work could cause travel delays. Construction in Richmond County should begin in January and last 10 to 12 months.
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