Major construction work causes delays across Muscogee Co.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - If you're hitting the roads for the holidays, you might be hitting the brakes sooner than you think.

Major construction projects are causing delays across Muscogee County, according to drivers business owners.

The intersection of Talbotton and Warm Springs Road is one of those major construction areas.

The plans which began several months ago include, the road to be widened for 1.9 miles between 7th Avenue and Woodruff Road at the intersection Hilton Ave according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The complete construction is expected to have two 11-foot lanes in each direction separated by a 12-foot wide flush median on each of the roads.

But across the city, drivers say another major project on Williams Road is causing traffic backup. That project will widen US 27 from Old Moon Road to Turnberry Lane to a four-lane section with a raised median that varies in width.

The estimated cost of the construction is over $16 million according To GDOT.

Construction is 70 percent completed at the Williams Road site.

But back on Warms Springs Road, a different dynamic. The Warms Springs Road construction project has an estimated cost of over $30 million, according to GDOT.

GDOT reports the project is only 45 percent complete leaving drivers and business owners frustrated with the construction zone.

"Customers they ask you the same thing over and over because they expect us to know when the construction is going to be done," says Marathon employee on Warms Springs Road, Tito Kahn. "They ask everyday 'When is it going to be done?', and I have to ask the construction people, 'When will you be done?'"

GDOT says the construction is expected to wrap up in 2021 for Warm Springs Road in their most recent construction report on the project.

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