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Effingham Parkway groundbreaking ceremony set
Effingham Parkway

SPRINGFIELD  -- After more than a decade of painstaking delays and planning, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the long-awaited Effingham Parkway.

 Officials and contractors will break ground Sept. 10 beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Goshen Road off Ga.  Hwy 21 in Rincon across from Hazzard Trail near Jamestown Drive.

Effingham County Commissioners, local and state elected officials, GDOT Transportation Board Member Ann Purcell and representatives from contractor Balfour Beatty will all be on hand to help break ground for this momentous first step of the parkway construction.

The parkway project consists of constructing a new two-lane new roadway, beginning at Highway 30 approximately 1.5 miles west of Highway 21, and ending at Blue Jay Road, approximately 3.2 miles west of Highway 21. The intersection of Effingham Parkway at Blue Jay Road will be realigned to have the Effingham Parkway tie into the east side of Blue Jay Road and the west side of Blue Jay Road will form a T-intersection with Effingham Parkway. The typical section will have 12-foot lanes with 10-foot outside shoulders (including 6.5-foot paved) on an 80-foot right-of-way. Right-turn and left-turn lanes will be provided at the intersections of Highway 30, Goshen Road, Walter Tuten Road, and Blue Jay Road. The total length of the project is approximately 6.4 miles. The construction contractor, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc., estimates completion date at near April 2025. 

For additional information about the parkway project, call (912) 754-8061.