City extends closure of Pope Avenue

Road Closed sign and detour sign
Pope Avenue at 15th Street will be closed Dec. 3-6. Please use Chafee Avenue for vehicle access.

Due to unforeseen conditions, the Pope Avenue intersection at 15th Street will remain closed this week for the work to be completed.

This article in Jagwire had previously announced that the closure would run from Dec. 3-6. However, workers on this city of Augusta project encountered some difficulties while making roadway and drainage improvements.

Parking areas and buildings along Pope Avenue should be accessible via Chafee Avenue. Please plan accordingly, as this may affect entering and exiting the Health Sciences Campus parking lots in the Pope Avenue area. In addition, the JagExpress shuttles, particularly the Silver 1 bus, may experience slight delays due to rerouting.

Color aerial map with detour signs marking Pope Avenue closure
City of Augusta drainage work will close intersection of Pope Avenue at 15th Street for about a week, Dec. 3-6.

Pedestrian access and the 15th Street crosswalk will remain open along Pope Avenue for the duration. The work is expected to last through Friday, Dec. 6, weather permitting.

For all the latest updates on construction and parking, visit and bookmark the Pardon Our Progress page in Jagwire.

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Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or

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