CSRA (WFXG) - Residents who live along Gordon Highway are frustrated with having too much traffic near their neighborhood and they want city leaders to do something about it.
Since Gordon Highway is a state highway, federal law require studies be done to determine if a traffic signal is needed. The city has conducted studies and will submit their findings to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Some are demanding a traffic light be put in front of the Willhaven Estates subdivision. One homeowner has been taking her concerns to the Richmond County Board of Commissioners and is encouraging others to speak up as well.
"Continue to be the voice of the community on what needs to happen and make sure ordinances do get put in place, so that other communities, as cyber comes to Augusta, can continue to build cyber out here on Fort Gordon. And make sure that district three does not get over looked as far as finding a solution and making sure these developers are doing the right thing by its buyers.", says Shonte Brown who lives at the Willhaven Estates.
Willhaven is not the only subdivision along Gordon Highway that is having traffic congestion problems. Sims Landing and Haynes Station have concerns as well.
"If those were built today, we would require that they each have two access points, two entrances and a exit. But they were built nine or ten years ago and it was not required at that time. That is why you have three large subdivision developments right next to each other but they do not connect to anything else and they are all isolated. The only way to get in to them and out of them is along Gordon Highway.", explains John Ussery who is the Assistant Traffic Director for Augusta.
City leaders will meet with Georgia Department Of Transportation on August 17 to discuss possible solutions.