BRYAN CO., GA (WTOC) - Those who drive along Interstate 95 in Bryan County will see a new exit open up in the near future.
Work is expected to begin soon on a new interchange near Belfast Keller Road in Richmond Hill. After the exit is complete, drivers will be able to access the interstate straight from Belfast Keller Road.
City, county, and state transportation officials are excited to announce that the I-95 Interstate Project is officially a go. The funding for this project has been reached thanks to the City of Richmond Hill, Bryan County, GDOT, and Rayonier, which is the company that owns the land near the project site in Richmond Hill.
Within the next few months, crews will begin adding the access ramps to get on and off the interstate. This new exit will be Exit 82 off I-95.
WTOC spoke to the mayor of Richmond Hill to find out if construction will impact the rush hour commutes.
"Later on they will have to close the bridge that crosses I-95, but that is supposed to happen only after the ramp going onto I-95 is built," says Mayor Russ Carpenter, Richmond Hill. "It's infrastructure before development. In other words, get on your roads before the cars are there to use them, so with TSPLOST, we are able to do that now."
Crews have also started work on widening 144. That work should be completed within the next two and a half years.
At this time, there has been no completion date announced for Exit 82.