2019-02-06 / News

Highway 56 paving to delay travel here

Yesterday (Tuesday) Reeves Construction Company began final asphalt paving work along the State Highway 56 North widening project in Burke County. The public could see delays for two weeks.

According To Department of Transportation spokesman Kyle Collins, paving will begin on the south end of the project to include State Road 23. Reeves Construction will then continue paving throughout, moving to SR 56 Spur (River Road) toward the end of the week.

All areas of the project will be affected with lane closures and flagging operations at some point between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily.

This project includes widening existing SR 56 from variable rural two and three lanes to four lanes with flush median and rural shoulders from the Burke/Richmond County line to the intersection with SR 23. Official completion is July of this year.

The work is funded by the Transportation Investment Act (TIA) Referendum passed by Georgia voters in the Central Savannah River Area. The current widening and reconstrucapologized. tion is Phase I of three total planned TIA projects to remake SR 56 in Burke County.

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