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Road work continues on I-20 over Savannah River

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Overnight and early morning travelers will see the first phase of work underway at the Georgia-South Carolina state line starting Tuesday.

During the next couple of weeks, engineers will be ground testing the area between the hours of 8pm and 7am during the week and 9am on the weekends.

The plan is to replace the two 60's era bridges on I-20 that cross the Augusta Canal and the Savannah River with more modern structures. 

Once complete, the bridges as well as the area of the interstate between the Welcome Center and the Martintown Road Exit will be widened to 3 lanes on both sides with wider inside and outside shoulders.

The entire project is expected to last 3 years at 90 million dollars and is the first bi-state design build agreement between the two states.

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