Sidewalk to close on hospital side of 15th Street through mid-April

construction barrels at hospital entrance
Construction barrels have already been placed to close the right lane on the east side of 15th Street to prepare for sidewalk removal and replacement work.
Expect delays for pedestrian and vehicle travel as project shifts to east side of street for sidewalk replacement

The sidewalk flanking the east side of 15th Street between Laney-Walker Boulevard and Harper Street will be closed beginning Feb. 3 for sidewalk and driveway replacements as the city of Augusta and Georgia Department of Transportation continue making improvements along the medical corridor.

The main hospital driveway at Entrance 3 into Augusta University Medical Center will remain open for entry and exit, but congestion will likely cause intermittent delays.

This will affect patients and visitors to AU Medical Center, as well as students, faculty and staff who park, walk, ride the JagExpress Shuttles and/or drive on this portion of 15th Street.

Google Earth map of 15th Street between Laney Walker Boulevard and Harper Street
The sidewalk on the hospital side of 15th Street will be closed for demolition and replacement through mid-April.
Google Earth map of 15th Street between Laney Walker Boulevard and Harper Street
Employees will be directed to cross on the north side of Pope and Harper streets and proceed to VA Crosswalk to access the hospital (south side) of Harper Street. Please only cross Harper at designated crosswalks. See green pathway.

Temporary signage will be erected to detour pedestrian traffic around the work areas to the signalized intersections at Laney-Walker and Harper. Pedestrians should cross 15th Street at designated crosswalks, and crossing guards are in place to provide assistance.

Please direct questions about this project to Anthony Taylor with the city of Augusta Engineering Department at 706-796-5040.

Please use caution during continued construction and visit Jagwire and the Pardon Our Progress page for the latest updates.

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Denise Parrish is Senior Communications Strategist for Operations at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-9566 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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