Georgia Department of Transportation—River Watch Resurfacing and Median Barrier Replacement

The GDOT’s River Watch Parkway barrier replacement and road resurfacing project has served to extend the life of a 37-year-old significant inter-county corridor that carries 100,000 commuters each day, while maintaining ecological balance through careful design. The $8.6 million project covers a 3.75-mile corridor in Augusta and extends from I- 20 to the City’s downtown medical and business district. The road also ushers over a quarter million visitors into Augusta during the Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club each spring. While the project included routine updates such as pavement rehabilitation, widening in key areas, new asphalt resurfacing and striping, and the installation of a new storm drain system, the most crucial improvements include a new median barrier and lighting. Through a sound partnership with the local community, GDOT was able to produce a project that has improved access, safety, regional mobility, and quality of life for residents and visitors alike.RW drone arieal.jpg