Berckmans Road Widening, Realignment, and Bridge Replacement Project
Project Purpose and Study Area
The purpose of the project is to widen Berckmans Road from Wheeler Road to Washington Road and realign the northern terminus of the roadway at Washington Road to connect at Alexander Drive as well as replace the substandard bridge over Rae’s Creek. The current concept consists of four travel lanes with a median or center turn lane from Washington Road to Ingleside Drive and two travel lanes with one center turn lane from Ingleside Drive to Wheeler Road. The proposed design approach will take into account environmental and cultural surroundings including residential properties, adjacent commercial developments, Westover Memorial Park Cemetery, and environmentally-sensitive Rae’s Creek. The resulting roadway design and project implementation will provide a cost-effective solution to improve both current and future traffic operations on Berckmans Road and surrounding roadways.
|Anticipated Project Schedule
Subject to funding and approval process
2012: Conceptual Plan Development, Traffic Studies, and Preliminary
TBD: Right-of-Way Acquisition (approximately 1 year to complete)
TBD: Construction (approximately 2 years to complete)
Public Information Meeting
The City of Augusta will conduct a Public Information Meeting on June 12, 2012 from 4-7 pm at Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30904. The public is invited to attend to provide input about the upcoming roadway project. Click here to download a Press Release about the meeting.
To download a project fact sheet, please click here.
Mr. Steve Cassell, Email
Assistant Director, Engineering Department
530 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901