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Signal coming to McCall, 21
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Plans for a traffic signal at McCall Road and Highway 21 are moving forward, County Administrator David Crawley said.

Crawley also said there will be improvements to the intersection at McCall and 21, but the hump in the middle won’t be fixed. Crawley wasn’t sure when work on the light at McCall and 21 would begin.

The contract has been awarded to Plant Improvement Co., Inc., and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2011, according to the state DOT.

The state Department of Transportation also has approved a traffic light at the intersection of Highway 21 and Old Augusta Road.

“We’ll be submitting plans to DOT for final approval,” Crawley said. “But we are clear to go ahead and construct that light.”

Crawley also is hopeful the county can begin the bidding process in September for work on the second phase of Old Augusta Road.

The second phase of Old Augusta, seen as the most critical of the three phases, will stretch from Chimney Road to Fort Howard Road just past Georgia-Pacific’s Savannah River Mill. That stretch is a little more than 4 miles long.

Preliminary estimates for construction costs of Phase II, from two and a half years ago, were $7.5 million.