Laney-Walker Boulevard is now open to all traffic.
All closures were removed Wednesday and there will not be any further traffic detours. Vehicles can again access the road from both 15th Street and R.A. Dent Boulevard.
The .36-mile stretch of road has been narrowed to two lanes, raised crosswalks have been added and new landscaping planted. The enhancements improve the road’s safety for pedestrians and motorists and improve the road’s appearance.
“The enhancements to Laney-Walker Boulevard make the road much safer for the Augusta University staff, faculty and students that cross it daily in walking from one side of campus to the other. By narrowing the road to two lanes and by adding raised crosswalks, motorists are encouraged to slow down and be more vigilant for pedestrians. A bonus is the new landscaping, which adds character to the Health Sciences Campus and improves the road’s overall aesthetic,” said Augusta University Vice President of Facilities Services Phil Howard.
Over the next few weeks, final paint striping will be completed and final touches will be added on either side of the road. These tasks will be completed using flagmen for traffic control and will not involve traffic detours.
“We thank our staff, faculty and students and the entire Augusta community for being patient throughout this important project, ” Howard said.