Moon Rd. Expansion

Oct. 21, 2008

Columbus, Ga.(WTVM)-- After 15 years of discussion, Columbus City Council made a move today to make some big changes to Moon Road.

Since 1993, Columbus officials have tossed around the pros and cons of widening Moon Road and today the topic made it to a vote.

In response to traffic concerns raised by residents, The city's Planning Department thinks the best solution would be to widen Moon Road to four lanes from Wilbur Drive to Whittlesey Boulevard.

But the Mayor and Council think a better solution to the problem would be to widen the road to only three lanes.

The project will be presented to council again in January as part of the infrastructure projects funded by the new local option sales tax.

Officials in the city manager's office say a design plan for the project should be complete by Summer of 2009.