A long awaited project to help ease traffic troubles along I-95 has gotten the green light.
The State of Georgia officially pledged $44 million to a new Effingham Parkway.
Thats a new two lane road which will run from Highway 30 to Blue Jay road.
But the biggest change will be what connects to the parkway. There will be additional lanes on Highway 21 to Highway 30, and a bigger, 3 lane diamond interchange at the junction of I-95 and Highway 21.
That is all designed to alleviate the miles long backup at the intersection every rush hour. Effingham County officials say it will also help ease the increased traffic coming to and from the Georgia Ports
The project has been on the drawing board for 12 years and and to get it passed, the Parkway had to be shortened from its original destination in Guyton.
In addition to the state money, the project’s timing has been moved up. It could be finished as soon as January of 2017.