Construction on Moon Rd to end this fall

Construction on Moon Rd to end this fall

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Construction projects across the city of Columbus have caused some headaches for drivers in traffic, but city officials say the end goal is to alleviate these issues in the near future.

On Moon Road the traffic backs up to Whittlesey Road at times as workers halt the traffic to continue with the construction project.

Mike Smajd, the CEO of Columbus hospice said, "This helps the community, it helps all the businesses in this area, it helps our organization."

He says his business actually has a second entrance making it easier for his patients and their family members.

Rick Jones, the Planning Director for the City of Columbus, said this project is in mainly residential area, and it has been in the works for a number of years, and the end result is to relieve the congestion from Whittlesey and Veterans. 
"And the three lanes do that, three lanes will still carry the traffic and hopefully keep the traffic moving a little bit easier putting those turns lanes in place," Jones said.

When the project is complete Moon Road will change from two lanes to three with sidewalks.

This project is expected to be done this fall.

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