City will close, repave west end of Laney-Walker Boulevard

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The city of Augusta will be closing this portion of Laney-Walker Boulevard between Emmett and 15th streets (circled in red) for repairs and repaving over the next two to three weeks.

The city of Augusta will be closing Laney-Walker Boulevard between Emmett and 15th streets beginning Monday, Aug. 31, in order to repair and repave the section of Laney-Walker that runs between the Augusta University and Paine College campuses.

The road closure will impact the JagExpress Blue, Orange and Silver shuttle routes for several weeks. Shuttle drivers have been advised on short detours to minimize delays.

The new shuttle stop at Laney-Walker and Chafee Avenue will be suspended during this work. Students parking in Lots 69 and 70 who utilize the Chaffee stop should walk to the Student Center stop to access shuttles. Other than that, sidewalks and parking areas should not be impacted.

The paving will take at least two weeks, according to information provided by city officials. However, with rain occurring more frequently lately, the weather could cause delays.

For updates about this and other construction projects affecting Augusta University campuses, please bookmark the Pardon Our Progress page in JagWire news.

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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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