RINCON -- The Effingham Parkway will have a local footprint on it when it opens in 2025.
Twenty-eight-year-old civil engineer Phillip Mydell, a 2011 Effingham County High School graduate and son of Guyton's Zack and Betty Mydell, is the Georgia Department of Transportation's project manager for the $56 million endeavor.
"I'm thankful for this opportunity," Mydell said following Friday's Effingham Parkway groundbreaking ceremony on Goshen Road. "It's an honor to be a part of something that is so important to the community."
Mydell will work closely with Balfour Beatty project manager Jim Nene. Balfour Beatty is the Effingham County Parkway construction company.
"My job is to make sure that he has everything that he needs and that everything is done correctly and on time," Mydell said.
The Effingham Parkway, set for completion is April 2025, will provide an alternate north-south route to Ga. Hwy 21. It will stretch approximately 6.4 miles from Benton Boulevard in Chatham County across Goshen Road to Blue Jay Road.
Mydell said his civil engineering job is a dream come true. He was hired by the Georgia Department of Transportation three years ago after receiving his degree from Savannah State University.