AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Drivers in South Augusta have a lot more road room. Windsor Spring Road Phase 4 and 5 widening projects are now complete.
It’s been a long time coming. Ground broke for the The $70 million project back in 1994. GDOT crews widened the road from Tobacco Rd. to State Route 88 in Hephzibah. Pepole involved in making the project happen held a Ribbon cutting at Windsor Spring Baptist Church to celebrate. A lot of the money was generated with funds from the TIA program and house bill 171.
District 12 DOT Commission Don Grantham says, “Augusta was one of the 3 regions that passed the TIA program back then, and we have seen, somewhere in the neighborhood right now of $400-million dollars spent in this region.”
“What’s next is for those companies to come in and we sit down at the table and decide...work with our commissioners, to decide what type of economic development we want in this area and what’s going to be feasible in this area,” says Rep. Gloria Frazier.
Representative Frazier says she’d love to see more manufacturing companies on Tobacco Rd. areas to create more jobs.