The Union Recorder

Local News

July 11, 2013

West Campus Drive roadway improvements in progress

MILLEDGEVILLE — The process that facilitated traffic control and roadway improvements to the intersection of West Campus Drive and U.S. Highway 441 started with Milledgeville City Council in June 2010.

Council adopted a resolution stating that the “City of Milledgeville agrees to provide design, oversight and installation of new traffic control measures, roadway improvements and West Campus Drive entrance improvements in exchange for Georgia College & State University providing $350,000 for the cost of the referenced traffic control measures and roadway improvements.”

Cissy McNure from Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Office of Communication said via email this week that the City of Milledgeville elected to perform the project by securing a Special Encroachment Permit.

Within the last few weeks, the West Campus entrance was closed off for a list of road upgrades.

Associate Director for Planning, Construction & Business Services Rick Ruark said time spent working with the city and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been worthwhile.

“GDOT brought a lot of great ideas,” Ruark said. “It was getting through the vetting process to get where we are now.”

McNure said the city and college put in the bulk of the planning and implementation.

“West Campus Drive is a city street, while also serving as the main access to several GC facilities; therefore, both the city and college are major stakeholders in this project,” McNure said. “They were responsible for the preliminary engineering, and they are responsible for the roadway construction.”

The final plans include a deceleration lane on the southbound entrance to West Campus Drive from U.S. Highway 441, as well as a right turn lane, a straight lane and a left turn lane on West Campus Drive entering 441. 

While the primary focus is traffic flow, Ruark said auxiliary aesthetic additions of a center stone structure element to split the drive and two stone wing walls on either side will boost West Campus identification. No more blinking eye Bobcat.

Text Only
Local News
Poll
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday