AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) – The Augusta Engineering and Environmental Services Department is hold an open house on Tuesday, January 24th, to inform the public about downtown improvement projects.

The meeting will be held from from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Augusta Municipal Building at 535 Telfair Street in the Linda Beazley Room.

Several projects are to be discussed including:

• P.I. #0011415 – 5th Street Improvements (Taylor St to Reynolds St)

• P.I. #0011421 – 6th Street Improvements (Taylor St to Reynolds St)

• P.I. #0011424 – 13th Street Improvements (Walton Way to Reynolds St)

• P.I. #0011409 – Telfair Street Improvements (13th St to East Boundary St)

• P.I. #0011382 – Broad Street Improvements (East Boundary St to Milledge Rd)

• P.I. #0011389 – Greene Street Improvements (13th St to East Boundary St)

According to Dr. Hameed Malik, Director of Augusta-Richmond County Engineering and Environmental Services, tells WJBF that this is a standard meeting to inform community stakeholders of upcoming construction work along the listed corridors. The department intends to start downtown road projects construction soon, shortly after the 2023 Masters Tournament. Contractors will explain construction phasing, traffic control and re-routing, as well as impacts to business and home access.

Many of the changes to the downtown corridor areas were first proposed, with design plans revealed, in early 2022.

Removal of the downtown “parking pits” is one of the major projects planned.

According to Dr. Malik, the meeting will not go over current specific issues such as lighting or electrical issues.

Any questions can be referred to the Augusta Engineering Department at (706) 796-5070.